> > I really hate on-line forums. They're difficult to track because I
> > must remember visit them daily.
> Agreed. I don't need yet another web page to keep track of. I prefer to
> let my mail reader thread up the messages on this list, then I browse
> through every now and then and delete everything with a subject that
> look interesting. It's much more convenient than a web forum, and much
> faster too, because
Email lists are essentially push technology.
It assumes that becuase you are interested in something, you are insterested
in it every day.
There is absolutely no information that I need pushed to me every day.
If I want it, i will go there and participate.
Think of it this way - lets say you use 1,000 pieces of software over the
course of the year - this is easy to imagine if you consider ls(1) to be a
piece of software. Its pretty easy to imagine how impossible it would be to
maintain subscription to 1,000 mailing lists (I get annoyed with 10!).
So what makes MySQL so special?
> I don't have to wait for some remote, overloaded server
> to respond.
I dont understand this one at all.