Global LETS Online by 1999.
JCT: Most LETS transactions are paid with a check which is then sent to the LETS operator who registers the transaction to those accounts. This can all be done automatically with our Email. A checkbook consists of blank checks and a transaction log. A Global Online LETS checkbook works just the same except that everything is denominated in "Hours." The date is added automatically and my logon password certifies my signature. The GOLETS check needs only contain fields for the recipient's email address, the number of credits being transferred, and an optional note detailing the good or service received. Everyone's GOLETS log is open to public inspection and no central bookkeeping is necessary. This can best be done by our Internet Service Providers. So I wrote the following letter to my ISP:
To my Internet Service Provider: AOL.COM Canada The LETS "Local Employment-Timetrading Software" is having remarkable success around the world. http://turmelpress.com is my web site which details how the European Parliament has funded not only the four LETSystems in Bradford UK but also the LETS in Vaasa Finnland and the Barataria Project's four LETS in four different European countries. Many British Local Authorities have long-funded their municipality LETS and some even joined. The British Parliament now has a pro-LETS local currency motion before it. The Australian Parliament passed such pro-LETS legislation 3 years ago and American Internal Revenue system 10 years before them. I have found that a GOLETS email account for world-wide timetrading is a big hit among both online and offline LETS members. If offline members never had an incentive to get online before, they will now. The years have seen many variations on LETS: MLETS, QLETS, and I want to designate the "Global Online LETS" as GOLETS. http://turmelpress.com/urlsnat.htm hosts a list of hundreds of LETS web sites and articles around the world to help explain why we find GOLETS email accounting so desirable. Several sites are hosted by groups starting up private online LETS Timecurrency systems. LETS are the shopping centers for our timecurrency and I and many online friends, acquaintances and associates will gladly jump at the chance to pay our ISPs put our GOLETS shopping centers online. I would personally be quite willing to pay double or more for my AOL service package if you install GOLETS at my email menu. I give you carte blanche. When I can email my first Hours from that online GOLETS account, you can send me your bill. My friends around the world are starting to make the same request of their ISPs. I will be switching my service to the first nearby ISP which provides me with online GOLETS and I think most of the world's online LETS members and supporters will switch too. Hoping this is a great incentive to quick action, I am, Sincerely yours. firstname.lastname@example.org
JCT: I have set up the listserv email@example.com for discussions between those of us who have written to your ISPs. To receive these discussions, send an blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: http://www.egroups.com/golets . Posting to this group is restricted to those who have written and posted their letters to their Internet Service Providers requesting a Global Online LETS. I have also started email@example.com to register the transactions in public of all those who wish to start using their own online LETS. I have already registered several commitments. I hope you join me in seeking a Global Online LETS service before the new millennium.
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