OK, the forum is coming..

Daniel Robinson dgrobinson at dgrobinson.com
Tue Jul 24 18:55:37 CEST 2007

What is it about engineers that they act like any idea other than theirs is
not worthy of consideration?

I don't know any of you, and I am only responding to this email because it
is typical of the kind of traffic that has been going back and forth about
this issue.

Don't build your house on ice?  This is typical of the dismissiveness with
which people have responded about this issue.  The straw man being used
here, that wanting one position or the other is as meritorious as building
one's house on ice, is not valid.  It smacks of sanctimony and that should
be avoided.

On 7/24/07, Ted Lemon <mellon at fugue.com> wrote:
> > Quite frankly I am completely, totally,
> > overwhelmingly baffled at the resistance to the forums.  Quite a few
> > people have expressed their dislikes of mailing lists and how they were
> > *very* reluctant (like myself) to join.
> Worrying about your email address being exposed is pretty silly.
> That's like worrying that the ice on a pond will break when it melts in
> the spring and your house will fall in.   Don't build your house on ice.
> As for forums, they are very nice for casual use.   They are terrible
> for staying in touch, unless you visit them obsessively.   The nice
> thing about a mailing list is that the mail keeps arriving in your
> inbox, you see it go by, and you can pay attention or not as you choose.
> And if you miss something, it's easy to go back and find it.
> Forums aren't bad - they're just different.   I think it would be great
> if the casual traffic migrated to a forum.
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