Re: ADMIN: Use of List

Subject: Re: ADMIN: Use of List
From: Penn Brumm <penn -at- HEALTHEON -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 18:16:27 -0700


I agree with Roger. This list can and does give a lot of assistance. I'd hate
to see that change.

Throughout the years (nearly 30 already?), I've stood on the shoulders of many
fine people, to write code, run systems, architect others, and so on. With a
very few exceptions, each and every one of them was more than courteous to take
time (in often brutally short schedules) to help me.

My .02.


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Roger Peterson wrote:

> OK, gang...
> I've got to put my 0.02 cents in on this one!
> Mine might just be a contrarian viewpoint, but I just don't see where this
> Ron Brown fellow has committed any real crime ( other than maybe poor
> survey construction ). Yes, I received the survey, and yes I responded.
> Took all of about 20 seconds of my VERY valuable time. *-)
> Now, if he had subverted the list in some way, that would be a
> different matter altogether. In other words, if he had found a way to
> post when that privilege had been revoked by the list owner, then that
> would indeed be cause for concern. The way I see it, this fellow took the
> time and trouble to send the survey to each and every one of us. Where's
> the crime? If this action on the student's part was distasteful, then it
> would be something to be taken up between each list member and the student
> posting the survey.
> I think that we all need to take the time to step away from the computers
> for just a minute or two and get in touch with the reality of this thing.
> OK, soapbox mode is now OFF. I go back to lurk mode.
> Roger

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