Technically Advanced, but Socially... ?
[1/4] from: acme::wco::com at: 15-Dec-2000 17:21
Years ago, while realizing newfound power of dialog with members of large email groups, I would say things (in email) that implied that I was smart and correct, while implying (very slyly, sometimes) that others were completely wrong or stupid. Partly, I think I must have been hooked on the adrenaline rush I got when reading how excited or upset other people could get when they reacted. It took a while for me to get thru that stage, but fortunately I had some good friends that helped me. When I saw someone else (obviously intelligent) on this list do the same flame-attracting stuff I once was good at, I instinctively deleted all of his emails, and almost made a kill filter for him. Then I had second thoughts, and am now experimenting with what I hope is a more positive solution. I'm spending as little adrenaline on this as possible (or none), and will try to spend no more time than it took to write this. Thanks for reading! Hope I didn't waste too much of your time. No response expected. --Ken. ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Ah, you hate Microsoft too! So comrade, ven do vee plan to defect?
[2/4] from: lmecir:mbox:vol:cz at: 16-Dec-2000 10:53
Hi Ken, I think, that there is a lot that can be done in this area, indeed. Shouldn't there be a set of suggested rules to obey, to help the list members with their communication efforts? Ladislav P.S. I don't like some properties of windows too (reinstalled the system twice in 60 days), but, unfortunately, until now I haven't found anything, that suits my needs better.
[3/4] from: acme:wco at: 18-Dec-2000 0:51
>Shouldn't there be a set of suggested rules to obey, to help the list >members with their communication efforts?
There might be a set of rules already, or there might not. In any case, I think that it should be common sense how to write nicely, without insulting people. I was only trying to reach one person on the list who's been rude recently, but I didn't want to single him out publically and make him defensive. I don't I didn't bother too many 'innocent' bystanders!
>P.S. I don't like some properties of windows too (reinstalled the system >twice in 60 days), but, unfortunately, until now I haven't found anything, >that suits my needs better.
I agree. I added the sig after I got tired of my father constantly complaining about Microsoft software, but he continued to use it anyway. For most of us, there still is no better choice! I'm actually pretty happy with windows. What city are you in? My wife and daughters visited Prague and a few places (eg the Mozart museum) a couple of years ago. We're pretty heavily into Dvorak, Janacek, etc. I wish I could spend a couple weeks there myself, even if I could just attend a few concerts and hear some street music. --Ken. ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Ah, you hate Microsoft too! So comrade, ven do vee plan to defect?
[4/4] from: lmecir:mbox:vol:cz at: 18-Dec-2000 21:41
I don't feel totally innocent too, but when I recall my communication efforts, such a "difference" in point of view and a "hot" discussion always inspired me to write something that was useful even for me at the end, because the fact of being convinced about the truth is not as good as a more thorough knowledge of the subject. I live in Liberec, a city that is 100 km from Prague, and until recently I worked in Prague. Regards Ladislav