I think he was merely observing that many basic questions of the fForm "what is that?" can be answered with a search engine. This is ultimately more an observation of the fFact that we live in a great age, where you can easily be informed on any topic -- as long as you know it's a topic worth informing yourself of, and you have the ability to separate the wheat fFrom the chaff. Noone said discussion lists are obsolete (In many cases it is the discussion groups themselves which get archived and searched by google!). On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 1:05 AM, Dale Newfield <dale@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Karl von Laudermann wrote: >> >> I've said it before and I'll say it again: Google and Wikipedia have >> rendered asking questions in public forums not only obsolete, but a faux pas >> as well. > > So you believe that the only remaining valid purpose of mailing lists is > announcements? Seems silly to me. There are lots of counter examples, and > I'd like this to remain one. If you don't want to read a discussion list, > then don't subscribe -- that's much better than just trying to stifle the > conversation here. > > -Dale > _______________________________________________ > Icehouse mailing list > Icehouse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > http://lists.looneylabs.com/mailman/listinfo/icehouse > -- A pizza with the radius 'z' and thickness 'a' has the volume pi*z*z*a.