Re: RFD...

James D. Gillmore (
Fri, 14 Oct 1994 09:39:44 -0400

I second Julia's position. Very well put Julia....

On Fri, 14 Oct 1994, julia shaffner wrote:

> John Erickson writes:
> > Given the recent discussion, in particular *today's* discussion about the
> > appropriateness of consuming net bandwidth with a new newsgroup, perhaps
> > there should be a new Listcussion (no typo) for *talk*...
> >
> > I'm referring to the fact that suddenly we have changed from a "how do I..."
> > or "how does it..." list to *philosophy*. YUCK...I've been learning a lot
> > from the technical side, but if it keeps up I'll have to UNSUBSCRIBE and get
> > my info from 'announce' and Borre's Web page...
> i, for one, feel the recent discussions of network bandwidth and
> whether to start a new newsgroup (or newsgroups) are quite important
> to the cu-seeme community. if these discussions don't belong on
> this list, where *do* they belong? i'm sorry that John feels so
> offended by the intrusion of social issues into our technological
> haven, but i trust that with the appropriate use of subject lines
> we'll all be able to delete those threads we prefer not to read.
> i happen to find it quite encouraging to see technical people
> taking responsibility for the impacts of new products on the wider
> world.
> -julia shaffner (