goode at DPW.COM
Mon Apr 6 12:15:07 CDT 1998
At 01:20 PM 4/4/98 -0330, Gummuluru Murthy wrote:
>3. We are not swamped with too many articles. The posters are serious
>in their search for truth. If not, they do not have to post. They may
>just as well sit in front of television. The posters are civil to each
>other, and, of late, lack of civility is not a problem on the list.
>Then, why disturb the peace ?
I agree. In my 9-year experience with Internet and it various group
discussions, this list is one of the most well-run, well-behaved,
pleasant-to-read of all lists I've ever seen! Not too many messages, not
too few, just right, for me at least.
>5. In Telugu literature (Telugu is a south Indian language in which
>culture I was born and brought up), there was a famous work titled
>SAkshi by PAnuganTi LakshminarasimhA RAo (early 1900s era). The work
>is about a group of five people who start a discussion group
>(a fore-runner to our electronic listservs and mailing-lists) where
>they discuss anything and everything. Some of the "problems" we
>see on our List are anticipated by the writer of that time.
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