[FoRK] Blogs, mailing lists, and hammer / screw
paul at remsset.com
Thu Aug 21 15:03:58 PDT 2008
Tom Higgins said the following on 8/21/2008 3:11 PM:
> If I were writing a book, I would use a wiki format. If I were
> gathering thoughts on a few items I might use a blog If I were having
> a 12 year conversation (yes, its been that long) with a rotating cast
> of characters I would use a mailing list.
> But thats just me. I don't want to change the world, I'm not looking
> for new projects I'm just looking for a babysitter..to misquote
> .....(name the person misquoted)
> Now as to the old chestnut of Search Vs Categorization.. One is
> dynamic and one is static. So for those who like their data
> predictable and safe go for the grail of categorizing the universe.
> For those who fly by the seat of their pants work out better ways to
> search the universe. I am sure if both methods are popular Google or
> its ilk will find a way to monetize it:)-
I own a few mailing lists. Actually, I admin them, I figure the members
own the lists... 'cause what makes a mail list go? Members.
Archives? We had them turned off on Yahoo. When moving the lists to
Mailman, on my domain, archives are on for list members. I don't know
if anyone uses the archives, I don't. I get the main list in digest to
an alt address and it sorts away into a folder in t-bird.
I can't say a lot about usenet/newsgroups. It seems ok and suddenly the
group is invaded by spammers. How to admin such is ignorance on my
part, I'm sure.
IRC can be fun. But there's no paper trail. I mean, if you aren't on
the channel, you don't know what has happened.
E-mail works for me.
I sort various lists into folders. General mail is manually sorted to
other folders. I grok "search the cloud" of all saved e-mail. T-bird
doesn't seem to be able to do that. It does pretty good in individual
folders. I just have to remember what list/folder has what I'm looking
for. Which is why I have a brain.
Perhaps one big folder of saved mail and then filtering by tags will
work? Convince me.
If it's stupid, but works, it isn't stupid.
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