OT: Zaurus and extras for sale

Josh Coates jcoates at archive.org
Thu Jan 5 12:26:37 MST 2006


> That's good logic, Stuart.  I was not aware of the thinking 
> behind the decision.  This will be useful for me in the 
> future.  If we had not had this discussion, I would not have 
> been aware of this consideration. 

/me *squints*

yep, that looks like an olive branch to me.

good thing this thread was pre-marked OT!

-josh 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: plug-bounces at plug.org [mailto:plug-bounces at plug.org] On 
> Behalf Of Shane Hathaway
> Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2006 12:20 PM
> To: Provo Linux Users Group Mailing List
> Subject: Re: OT: Zaurus and extras for sale
> 
> Stuart Jansen wrote:
> > You've got to be a pretty hard core geek to subscribe to lkml. 
> > Expecting an lkml subscriber to understand the intricacies 
> of MUA's and 'reply'
> > vs. 'reply to all' vs. 'reply to list' isn't asking too 
> much. On the 
> > Plug list, however, we're still struggling to help some people 
> > understand why using Outlook is stupid. (Sorry, couldn't 
> resist Josh.) 
> > Plug targets a much broader audience. We want welcome even the most 
> > inexperience newbie and make it easy for him or her to 
> participate. We 
> > also want to encourage discussion to take place on the 
> list. (Again, I 
> > point to the local example of the SLLUG list which was basically 
> > moribund for years until it started munging.) The fact of 
> the matter 
> > is that munging has proved itself useful for fostering a 
> culture that 
> > is in the best interest of Plug. That culture is obviously going to 
> > have different objectives than most more focused and geeky lists.
> 
> That's good logic, Stuart.  I was not aware of the thinking 
> behind the decision.  This will be useful for me in the 
> future.  If we had not had this discussion, I would not have 
> been aware of this consideration. 
> Thank you for spelling it out.  After all, universities don't 
> have a "Mailing List Administration 101" course, and the only 
> way to pick up this wisdom is to discuss it.
> 
> Shane
> 
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