This letter to the editor is hiding something

Late last month, we got the following letter. Give it a read and see if you notice anything odd.

Congratulations America. In talking recently, my Dad said, “Our first computer, just 20 years ago, to load about five web pages took, it seemed, years.” So, if bandwidth data transfer at that rate continued from then, Innovis would receive in its inbox, today, medical data and reports from 9/9/1985. Now, from this silly anecdote, no one would say, “Nah, no one needs fast Internet.” But today, I am afraid, some people may know this, but be unaware of works happening between Google and Verizon. Harder and more costly times loom than you might imagine. It affects you whether you casually Internet surf, or are spilling all of you cares and efforts into social media. More than all the practicalities, it’s about what the Internet stands for. “His equality shall giveth freedom.”

Hospitals, patients, families, schools, and businesses in Jamestown deserve equally fast Internet. This has been the central root. It’s been the core of Internet. We’re blessed to have fast Internet, more to have it period. But to have it separated for profit gain, you would agree, is aversely seated with those fundamental roots of equality. “All we want,” they say, “is the creation of a ‘fast-lane’.” Is love for equality so easily fooled? And is love and hope for respect so easily swayed and deceived? I can’t say for all. I can, however, take all I can muster, to write this letter so your awareness might grow. Informing both son and daughter, mother and father, sister and brother, in the now-endangered pursuit of net-neutrality. One last analogy: supporting a fast lane and a slow lane is comparable to having to pay to read all of this text. If you are against net-neutrality, why don’t you just read every sixth word of this letter?

Matthew Rowe

This letter almost made it into the newspaper, before I noticed that last line and realized it was more than an argument about network neutrality. Go back through that letter and see what you find.

If you still don’t see the message Matthew Rowe hid in this letter for someone, or if you’re too lazy, follow the jump below to read the message.  Nice try, Matthew.

The message:

Congratulations Dad

20 five years at Innovis today 9/9/1985

no one I know works Harder than you or cares More about His patients

Jamestown has been blessed to have you

with All the love And respect I can muster

your son

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3 Responses to This letter to the editor is hiding something

  1. honeybee says:

    When I was reading through it, I was wondering why the sentence structure was so bizarre in places.

    Dr. Rowe is a great doctor! It’s nice his son tried to send him a secret message. :)

  2. Anthony says:

    I agree, Scott Rowe is great. His son must be something special too! Very creative young man. Jameston would do well to have our children model after this Matthew Rowe.

  3. Julie says:

    Yes, Dr. Rowe is a wonderful doctor and a huge asset for Jamestown. His family is also very special. I’ve known Andrew and Matthew for about 14 years. I’ve seen them both grow into fine, young men!! Dr. Rowe and his wife Kathy did a wonderful job in raising their two sons. I do wish that the Jamestown Sun had done an article on Dr. Rowe and his years of practice in Jamestown. I feel that something that has to do with our community should be written and placed in the paper. Sadly to say, many of us from Jamestown aren’t that interested in what someone did in Texas or some other far away state! I am very glad that I was included in Matthew’s list of people to tell of his father’s 25 years in Jamestown!!