Onebooth was stacked 6 feet high with empty boxes of their "Internet in a Box"product which wasn't quite ready, so the joke was that the product wasjust the box. UPI had worked well for us in our early years, but it was a dyingorganization. Once some of the great newswires, it had fallen on hardtimes and been via a chain of householders. Eventually it would loseall its newspaper clients and be sold to the Saudis and finally theMoonies. In 1992 it still was enough of a significant newsorganization, but to expand ClariNet it was time to try to get thebig boys the Associated Press and Reuters. I entered initialcontract talks they were going to be a load more expensive, but wehad grown and could afford it. However, unlike UPI, Reuters didno editorial class of memories at our level of product, and APdid a fairly meager classification of their stripped down AP Onlineproduct. I have said that this represents the highest level of computing device reliabilitypossible. I call it "M5 Reliability. " In a famous episode of Star Trek,called The Ultimate Computer,the Enterprise has a new superior AI computer named M5 placed on board andin control. Of course, M5 goes wrong, and takes over the ship and triesto damage real ships.