re: Mailing Lists

Mark Kuharich (
Thu, 26 Feb 1998 11:42:08 -0800

from CobraBoy!:
"Mailing lists are wierd things. I don't know how others see them, but
I see
them as a microcosm of society. Someone should do a paper on them.
Tracking something like FoRK is a good example, having gone from true
"friends" of RoRo, to a loose knit group of shared mentality of members
of FoRK. A couple of things that I notice however. And again I suppose
this pertains to society in general. People seem to take these things
way to personal. <snip> The other thing that I've noticed is people's
total lack of any form of humor."

[You'll want to peruse:

"The Natural Life Cycle Of Mailing Lists
Kat Nagel ( sent this terrific piece to the EARLY-M
mailing list in December 1994. It is the best description of the social
development of a mailing list I've read"

Consider me de-lurked!

Mark Kuharich
JavaBeans developer, PSW Technologies ]