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Subject:Re: Jumping to Conclusions From:Guy Oliver <guy -at- DEV -dot- TIVOLI -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 20 Apr 1995 07:46:45 CDT
From Kelly Burhenne:
> Text item: Text_1
> 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 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!
I have received numerous private messages suggesting that I
misunderstood Sue's comment. I have also privately apologized to Sue
for the misunderstanding. My only defense is that I honestly believed
I was being scolded for an inappropriate posting.
Sue is obviously, a seasoned writer, and I truly appreciated her
comments, as well as those of other contributors to this thread.
I now shed my sackcloth, and wash the ashes from my head (so to