Re: Workplace aural accompaniment (was RE: Telecommuting ...)

Subject: Re: Workplace aural accompaniment (was RE: Telecommuting ...)
From: Editor in Chief <editorialstandards -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Lynne Wright <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- tiburoninc -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:44:46 -0500

Tough room.



On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 3:19 PM, Lynne Wright
<Lynne -dot- Wright -at- tiburoninc -dot- com>wrote:

> The only thing "distressing" about the original comment, was that it
> failed at being funny on any level.
>
> Best not to get into an offshoot thread related to musical tastes,
> possible associations with racism, etc. It's a waste of time and not
> relevant to this forum.
>
> Let it go....
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=tiburoninc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com[mailto:
> techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=tiburoninc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
> Behalf Of Combs, Richard
> Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 3:16 PM
> To: Ryan Young
> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com >> TECHWR-L
> Subject: RE: Workplace aural accompaniment (was RE: Telecommuting ...)
>
> Ryan Young wrote:
>
> > I know that was meant as a joke, but I find its overtones and
> connotations
> > quite distressing. Yes, loud music (of any kind) can be very irritating
> and
> > distracting, especially when nearing a deadline. And the people who turn
> > the volume all the way up are very inconsiderate and rude. (I favor
> minimal
> > background noise, personally.) But singling out "rap" and calling the
> > people who listen to it "pests" and "vermin"--that's something else.
>
> Would you be equally distressed if he'd singled out Klezmer? Bluegrass?
> Irish jigs? Sea shanties?
>
>
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Workplace aural accompaniment (was RE: Telecommuting ...): From: Editor in Chief
Re: Workplace aural accompaniment (was RE: Telecommuting ...): From: Ryan Young
RE: Workplace aural accompaniment (was RE: Telecommuting ...): From: Combs, Richard
RE: Workplace aural accompaniment (was RE: Telecommuting ...): From: Lynne Wright

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