Hardware Is Part of the Total Package

You describe PeoplePC Inc. as a company that "gives away PCs" ("The last true believer," e.biz, Jan. 22). We don't. Our IBM computers are sold as part of a fully loaded, Internet-ready solution, complete with software, unlimited Internet access, 24/7 customer care, and other member-only benefits. The basic offer costs just $24.95 a month. But we don't give them away. They are not free. Ours is a good, honest deal that stands on its own merits.

Nick Grouf

President and CEO

PeoplePC Inc.

San Francisco

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