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Subject:Re: LIST options change From:Pat Anderson <panderson -at- ALIAS -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 14 Feb 1994 15:18:14 -0500
Subject: Time: 3:13 PM
OFFICE MEMO RE>LIST options change Date: 14/2/94
I like the changes.
I like the fact that people now must make a deliberate effort to send out
e-mail to over 700 people.
I look forward to the prospect of less mail -- not that there will be less
discussion, just that some topics that belong offline will finally get there.
Face it, if you're at a conference of 700 people, there are times for large
group discussions. There are also cocktail parties, where people talk in small
groups of between two and (usually no more than) 7 people.
Having everyone respond to everything publically is like telling everyone at
the cocktail party to speak loud enough so all can hear...even if some of them
are having a private discussion. The one difference, I suppose, is that most
people have to make an effort to speak loud enough for 700 people to hear them
-- whereas we're providing a megaphone for the most hushed and private
conversations when a reply is automatically distributed to all.