Looney Labs Icehouse Mailing list Archive

Re: [Icehouse] New Icehouse/Decktet hybrid game >> Dectana

  • FromS Myers <iamthecheeze@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateWed, 21 Oct 2009 01:14:20 -0400
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
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