Re: The positives of yesterday's kerfuffle

Subject: Re: The positives of yesterday's kerfuffle
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 10:30:08 -0700

<snip>I just wish I had as much to say on tech writing... But that's for
me to figure out, I guess.</snip>

That's PRECISELY why he left the list!

It's all YOUR fault, and now you'll have to live with your guilt complex
stemming from the matter.

(calling Dr. Freud...calling Dr. Freud...)

On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 8:45 AM, Boudreaux, Madelyn (GE Healthcare,
consultant) <MadelynBoudreaux -at- ge -dot- com> wrote:

> Gene Kim-Eng sputtered:
> >But..but...it's *Friday...*
>
> Hey, I was trying to turn it into a *teaching moment* and now everyone
> knows about the Flounce and Encyclopedia Dramatica. What could be more
> positive than learning something so incredibly useful?
>
> Have you ever had chickens? It's really funny to knock on the chicken
> coop and listen to them all cackle. We're just like that. People, I
> mean. It'll die down when it dies down, but you cannot tell chickens to
> shut up. Leastways, you can't get the to shut up until they're ready.
> Also, Dr. Hailey's explosion was tense, and we're all doing the nervous
> laughter thing that happens after. As I said in a private message, it's
> like when someone storms out of a party; you're all quiet until you hear
> their car start and pull away without hitting anyone else's cars, and
> then the giggling starts. Pure psychology; alas, I'm not a psychologist,
> so I don't know what it means. Other than, we're a lot like chickens,
> until the List Admin comes out with the ax.
>
> Plus, we learned something about Google. Or we observed something about
> Google. For what it's worth, Dr. Hailey's rant is appearing as #3 on the
> 1st page for me now, and one of my responses is appearing below it.
> Yesterday, one of my responses was appearing #8 on the 1st page, and
> Milan's #9, while others were saying it was showing up on page 2. I
> desperately wish I knew why.
>
> Also, I desperately wanted to use the word "kerfuffle" in a subject
> line. I just wish I had as much to say on tech writing... But that's for
> me to figure out, I guess.
>
> Personally? It's made me like this list more. I don't always agree with
> what others say, and I often feel like I'm too inexperienced to speak up
> (and kick myself when someone else makes the observation I was going to
> make) and going to call down a rain (sic) of terror on my head if I say
> or ask something here. But this makes me feel warmer toward the list in
> general; we've had a shared trauma and it brings us together
> momentarily.
>
> Sincerely,
> Madelyn Boudreaux
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References:
Re: George Hayhoe, a rant, and a resignation - PLEASE STOP: From: ActionA
RE: George Hayhoe, a rant, and a resignation - PLEASE STOP: From: Phil Rosenkranz
Re: George Hayhoe, a rant, and a resignation - PLEASE STOP: From: Gene Kim-Eng
The positives of yesterday's kerfuffle: From: Boudreaux, Madelyn (GE Healthcare, consultant)

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