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[REBOL] Re: Who read this mailing list?

From: petr::krenzelok::seznam::cz at: 23-Nov-2007 9:00

Carl Read napsal(a):
> On Friday, 23-Novenber-2007 at 7:34:18 Petr Krenzelok wrote, > >> Tim Johnson napsal(a): >> >>> On Thursday 22 November 2007, Alessandro Manotti wrote: >>> >>> >>>> Hello, >>>> >>>> I was following all the discussions made in these days in this mailing >>>> list, and... I asked to myself: is there any RT member (official member) >>>> that read these emails? >>>> >>>> >>> <chuckle> We're waiting to find out with bated breath. </chuckle> >>> >>> The PL that I consider an alternative to rebol is newlisp. If you look at >>> their forum, you will see that Lutz Miller - the developer of newlisp - >>> participates almost daily in the community. >>> >>> Tim >>> >>> >> Noone reads ML this days probably. Don't get me wrong, although we are >> used to, ML is absolutly arcane way of communication, slow. >> > > But for discussions, slow is good. Thoughtful responses are those which have been mulled over for a few hours or days. Instant ones are off-the-top-of-the-head ones. Useful if someone's already given the topic a lot of thought, but not if it's a new topic to them. > > And this ML has a nice, searchable, public archive. (Or 3.) Can you point me to archived discussions on these other channels regarding, say, which OSs get R3 first, and which are to follow. Or one discussing how the 'hybrid' closed/open-source approach was arrived at and why it's thought it'll work. And what the definition of 'working' will be under it. > > And I'm sure others can think of other discussions they'd like to read through too - if they're available. > > -- Carl Read. >
I work as chief of IT, I run various meetings, team meetings/projects for ten years, and what you try to suggest is - we should abandon meetings, because the communication is instat, and you don't have time to think about what you want to say, and you can't have transcript of who said what? :-) Meeting is for those who meet, so sorry for others not being present. The same goes for AltME. You are there, or you are not there :-) (there is some transcript of web-public rebol3 world though, although not threaded ...) Look, historically, although rather young, I remembe BBS, then newsnet, then ML, then IRC, ICQ, IOS, AltME, web forums. Each way of communication has its (dis)advantages. You have to use them for some time to "feel" the difference. E.g., I remember old IOS Developer's time. There is nothing out there even remotely aproaching the collaborative meeting, with auto syncing, private or public. That was whole space to breath. ML is not even 5% of that feeling. Besided that, I am used to be on several MLs, I like email. But, I have friends, who will not subscribe to any ML to just have one question answered. For them it is the same barrier as for some ppl to join AltME. Those ppl will prefer anonymous web forums. Everyone of us has its own preferences, but imo RT, trying to quickly colaborate on R3 development, chose the right channel - ML is too slow. Petr