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Jeremy, et al --
...and then Jeremy Zawodny said...
% On Mon, Mar 31, 2003 at 11:37:47AM -0800, Seth Brundle wrote:
% > First people, please dont get all angry about my suggestion...please hear me
% > out...
I admit that I was one of those to bristle when I read your first post in
the thread, and was very happy to see others smack down the idea :-)
Your later comment that mail and news would be nice is right up my alley;
I'm all in favor of that, just like the perl.com lists.
In case there's still any question, I would loudly bewail the
disappearance of this list ("make this a web discussion forum") and would
never visit a web site or even a newsgroup.
% > Unless you have the entire history of the mailing list downloaded to
% > your mail spool and have a very powerful, feature-rich, and most
% > importatly very fast email search tool, you cant both search
% > archives and post messages with the same piece of software.
% Agreed. I've yet to see a good mail tool that does it all. But that
% doesn't mean mailing lists bad.
I guess neither of you have seen mutt with an nntp patch applied ;-)
I think the real problem is that MS Outhouse has taken over much of the
email traffic running today in the hands of 'net newbies, unlike a sane
and simple newsreader (like, say, trn) in the hands of good netizens.
Frankly I long a bit for the days when TOFU was unknown, everyone knew
how to be McQ, and one could either be a dependent leaf or just pull down
your own mail and news to have it locally (web sites aren't typically
meant to be mirrored by the anonymous visitor).
David T-G * There is too much animal courage in
(play) davidtg@stripped * society and not sufficient moral courage.
(work) davidtgwork@stripped -- Mary Baker Eddy, "Science and Health"
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