Jumping to Conclusions

Subject: Jumping to Conclusions
From: Kelly Burhenne <burhennk -at- SMTPGW -dot- LIEBERT -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 1995 08:22:35 EST

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Sue Stewart wrote (in reply to Guy's question about what can you do
better after 15):
> I wouldn't be carrying on this discussion on the Internet.

To which Guy replied:
> I'm new to this bulletin board (I've been subscribing for about one
> week), but if you mean that this subject seems inappropriate, I am
> forced to wonder why you feel that way, considering the other topics
> that have recently been posted here.
[goes on to inform us of some other recent postings that *he felt*
were inappropriate]

I believe Sue was referring to the fact that the Internet wasn't in
widespread use until about 5-7 years ago (that's why she wouldn't be
carrying this discussion on the Internet). She did not say (or imply)
that your subject was inappropriate! Obviously, e-mail lacks the
facial expressions and voice inflection that normally clue us in to
what a person is trying to say. Therefore, it is important that we
not jump to conclusions too quickly!

-Kelly Burhenne
burhennk -at- liebert -dot- com
Columbus, OH

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