OLD WAY: international amateurs had to wait weeks longer than US amateurs to
see QST results and, if they were not a member -- which itself was
considerably more expensive than for US amateurs -- had to pay highly
inflated (to cover postage and the profits of numerous middlemen, sorry,
middlepersons) newsstand prices to purchase the magazine.
NEW WAY: international amateurs get access to results as soon as QST is
printed, weeks before they'd receive hard copy, before US amateurs get their
QSTs and without having to pay or buy anything. A better system that's free
to boot. Gee. I can see why people are so outraged.
Hmmm. Am I missing something?
Oh, and somebody drag Mr. Haynie to The Hague, please. A dues-run
organization that structures its policies to encourage more dues be paid?
Put the Milosevic trial on hold, this one's much, much bigger. Worse, it
doesn't let those who don't pay membership dictate policy. Wow. Convene the
Security Council at once.
That said, it is mildly irritating that the League will take international
membership money but extend no voting rights. But it's not a flashpoint for
me the way this Web thing is for others.