Re: Happy 5th Birthday!

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From: Tony Finch (
Date: Sun Dec 31 2000 - 12:39:09 PST

Strata Rose Chalup <> wrote:
>There are a lot of contexts in which Tony's remarks seem very valid.
>There are other contexts in which face to face yields the highest
>content-- a prospect meeting a hiring manager, a fan meeting their
>Hollywood idol, etc.

Agreed, but I was thinking particularly of the sort of communication
that mailing lists and newsgroups are used for, at least if they are
used well -- informative, informed, reasoned discussion.

OTOH I have seen many discussions where the participants would be far
better off in a pub than using email because most of their argument is
caused by misunderstandings that wouldn't happen in f2f conversation.


"Perhaps on your way home you will pass someone in the dark,
and you will never know it, for they will be from outer space."

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