Michael B. Brutman
mbbrutman-cctalk at brutman.com
Thu Jan 18 23:16:14 CST 2007
I like VCM a lot. I've been browsing it for over a year. It's always
fun to speculate on what Marvin is holding onto based on what he has
Sadly, I haven't found anything I want to purchase. My particular weak
spot (the PCjr) doesn't show up there.
If I were to unload something, VCM is the first place I'm going to go.
I'd rather sell to a group of like-minded individuals first. If it
doesn't sell there after a reasonably long period of time, then I would
As for Sellam,
I've never met the guy. I've heard a lot. :-)
Some of you point out that he does a lot for the community. I observe
him occasionally popping in on the list looking for something very
particular, and doing it for commercial reasons. He doesn't subscribe
to the list, and he seems to make an effort to point that out even when
he needs something.
Coming on the list just to throw a grenade doesn't do much good. I'm
not aware that he is part of the life force behind VCM, which is a good
thing. But I've also just witnessed a temper tantrum ..
I'm a very direct person too. And the words don't particularly offend
me. But civility means that even if you like to be direct, you have to
control yourself. The last time I cussed a purple stream like that I
was a pedestrian that had just been hit by a pickup truck while I was in
a cross walk with the right of way in my favor. I think that was
justified. I don't think Sellam's grenade is, unless there is a lot
more to the story that I don't know.
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