Forums Page?

Perry E. Metzger perry at
Tue Feb 20 20:06:41 CET 2007

michael at writes:
>> which seems to have a lot of what you're looking for (a lot of the
>> discussion on the various mailling lists seems to end up getting
>> distilled into wiki articles).
> It's interesting to note that most youngsters seem to prefer forums, and most
> of us old-timers (IIRC you're my age, Joe) prefer mailing lists. I wonder why
> that is?

The youngsters have seen a lot of web based posting systems, don't
remember usenet, don't have decent email systems that segregate lists
into different boxes, and thus don't understand why anyone would use
email or what the problems of web posting systems are.


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