A tree to grow (Was: Statement & apology (was Re: 10 Year Rule))
M H Stein
dm561 at torfree.net
Wed Aug 30 18:56:59 CDT 2006
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2006 20:27:47 +0200
From: "Hans Franke" <Hans.Franke at siemens.com>
Subject: A tree to grow (Was: Statement & apology (was Re: 10 Year
what I found was a small group of rather unique and mature people.
People that did have a real life, quite a difference to some tight bean
counters often found. This rich vault of knowledge not only includes
profound computer knowledge, but was eualy visible when the topics
discussed went astray.
And even the most firce discusion about weapons or cars came in a
natural way all back sooner or later to our core topic.
Well, as is usually the case, some of the people who later join a list are
not always as serious or mature as the founders...
So, if I understand you, you're saying that discussions about weapons,
cars, etc. are OK on this list and will eventually die on their own, but we
definitely need a "RULE" to make sure that none of this "vault of knowledge"
is made available to someone with a computer manufactured after August
1996? You're not worried that allowing discussions of the relative merits
of a Luger vs. a Glock will turn this list into a weapons forum, as some
people are about new-ish computers?
Hans, I respect you enormously, but this is just silly. And as far as
Jay being some kind of autocratic czar, _obviously_ from time to time
this list needs someone with some authority and control to step in and
get things back on track (unfortunately).
If we need a rule (for what they're worth) I think the only relevant one is that
discussions here have something to do with *COMPUTERS*!
Considering the disdain prevailing here for users of PCs and anything from
Seattle, I'd think that anyone asking how to install XP Home on his Athlon
will either be ignored or quickly taken off-list; what are you guys getting so
exercised and anal about?
"Doing it right is no excuse for not meeting the schedule." (Unknown)
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