inkwell.vue.42 : Mike Godwin
permalink #101 of 124: Gail Williams (gail) Thu 30 Mar 00 11:47
    
Saturday, technically, but we may as well celebrate on All Fools Eve, too.
  
inkwell.vue.42 : Mike Godwin
permalink #102 of 124: Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Thu 30 Mar 00 16:44
    

re: posts by former WELL member <hadrian>, now scribbled

Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 14:18:37 -0500
From: Chris Hagin <XXXX@XXXXX>
To: Gail Ann Williams <gail@well.com>
Cc: confteam@well.com
Subject: RE: scribble

I have asked the Well management to scribble all of my posts. I am no longer
part of The Well and do not wish to have my posts part of it.

Chris Hagin
  
inkwell.vue.42 : Mike Godwin
permalink #103 of 124: Gail Williams (gail) Thu 30 Mar 00 20:42
    
Thanks for the explanation, Cynthia.
  
inkwell.vue.42 : Mike Godwin
permalink #104 of 124: (brady) Thu 30 Mar 00 21:02
    

(i know this really isn't the place, but shouldn't he be responsible for
scribbling his own words? did well staff actually scribble them??)
  
inkwell.vue.42 : Mike Godwin
permalink #105 of 124: Gail Williams (gail) Thu 30 Mar 00 21:33
    
It's not fair to anyone who reads CYBER RIGHTS and feels uncomfortable just
dropping in, but what the hey.  The only reason we did not insist on his
deleting the posts himself is that he attempted to log in on the last day of
access before his account was to be billed for a second month, and we were
having connectivity troubles, due to a bad router at our colocation
facility. I told him I wanted to post his request, because it was unusual,
but we wanted to respect his desire to get on with other things and not
leave that bad taste hanging around.
  
inkwell.vue.42 : Mike Godwin
permalink #106 of 124: (brady) Thu 30 Mar 00 21:47
    

couldn't a couple days have been added to his account so he could scribble?
if he wanted to move on, he should move on, and take care of what he did
here himself.
  
inkwell.vue.42 : Mike Godwin
permalink #107 of 124: Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Fri 31 Mar 00 10:55
    
Normally we would ask that the person scribble his/her own posts. In this
case, the amount of time and attention it would take to instruct hadrian on
how to accomplish the scribbling made it an impractical option, Brady.
  
inkwell.vue.42 : Mike Godwin
permalink #108 of 124: Gail Williams (gail) Fri 31 Mar 00 11:06
    

Scribbling is not a common occurance.  It has unpleasant associations, all
the way from burning books to suicide, in some contexts.  But the member
agreement says the poster has a right to remove posts, so it's an important
if wrenching option.
  
inkwell.vue.42 : Mike Godwin
permalink #109 of 124: Seahorses of the Liver (mnemonic) Tue 17 Jun 03 19:08
    

Got the following note from MIT Press this afternoon:

--------

X-From_: vgeary@MIT.EDU  Tue Jun 17 14:35:41 2003
X-Original-To: mnemonic@panix.com
X-Sender: vgeary@hesiod (Unverified)
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 14:32:42 -0400
To: mnemonic@well.com
From: Valerie Geary <vgeary@MIT.EDU>
Subject: Cyber Rights published!

Dear Mike:

I am pleased to inform you that your book, Cyber Rights: Defending Free
Speech in the Digital Age, has been published. Congratulations!
You are to receive 25 copies of the book per your contract agreement. Can
you please let me know to which address I should send these books?

Thanks, and again, congratulations!

Valerie

Valerie Geary
Acquisitions Assistant
Computer Science & New Media

The MIT Press | 5 Cambridge Center | Cambridge, MA 02142-1493
tel:  617.253.1585 | fax: 617.258.6779
vgeary@mit.edu | http://mitpress.mit.edu/

--------

The note of course refers to the updated and expanded edition --
Cyber Rights 2.0, as it were.
  
inkwell.vue.42 : Mike Godwin
permalink #110 of 124: Rik Elswit (rik) Tue 17 Jun 03 19:35
    
Got a snailmail address yet?   They're awesome.   So little spam.
  
inkwell.vue.42 : Mike Godwin
permalink #111 of 124: Everything's for the best in this best of all possible acid trips (tinymonster) Tue 17 Jun 03 19:36
    
Yeah.  I don't know why people didn't think of this centuries ago.
  
inkwell.vue.42 : Mike Godwin
permalink #112 of 124: Get Shorty (esau) Tue 17 Jun 03 19:48
    
That makes no sense. They'd have to pay people to, like, walk to every
house -- every house in the world! -- carrying bundles of paper, each
of them marked with the recipient's name. Each house would have to be
given a number, almost like IP addresses -- except since more than one
person can live in a house, you'd still need to sort each piece of
"p-mail" by the person's name. If you got one small part of it wrong,
the paper would never make it there. Can you imagine the man-hours it
would take if every person on earth started writing p-mail to each
other? It'd take scores of people working at local router offices to
sort all the p-mail, and you'd have to use a sort of store-and-forward
system to bundle all the p-mail for each house together until you
could get a delivery vehicle going that way to make a drop-off. Oh
amn, then there's the whole traveling salesman problem of getting the
p-mail truck to take the most efficient route. 

The idea is just ludicrous. Completely unworkable. The budgets of
multiple goverments couldn't be combined to make such a
labor-intensive, error-prone, inefficient system to work. 
  
inkwell.vue.42 : Mike Godwin
permalink #113 of 124: (But Santa Claus does it!) (tinymonster) Tue 17 Jun 03 19:55
    
LOL!!
  
inkwell.vue.42 : Mike Godwin
permalink #114 of 124: I'm on the Chet Atkins Diet. Pass the BBQ, please. (rik) Tue 17 Jun 03 19:58
    
Jesus, he's right.  I don't know what I was thinking.
  
inkwell.vue.42 : Mike Godwin
permalink #115 of 124: excessively heterosexual (saiyuk) Tue 17 Jun 03 21:29
    

It's easy to imagine some of the sorters overheating under the stress and 
taking out a bunch of surrounding sorters. 
  
inkwell.vue.42 : Mike Godwin
permalink #116 of 124: Martha Soukup (soukup) Wed 18 Jun 03 01:12
    
Well, there's something wrong here.  Nearly all of my snailmail is spam.
  
inkwell.vue.42 : Mike Godwin
permalink #117 of 124: I'm on the Chet Atkins Diet. Pass the BBQ, please. (rik) Wed 18 Jun 03 07:57
    
Sure is.  You shold have someone check into that.  Try customer service at
the post office.
  
inkwell.vue.42 : Mike Godwin
permalink #118 of 124: Seahorses of the Liver (mnemonic) Wed 18 Jun 03 09:28
    

You people.
  
inkwell.vue.42 : Mike Godwin
permalink #119 of 124: Everything's for the best in this best of all possible acid trips (tinymonster) Wed 18 Jun 03 09:36
    
Oh, and while we're at it, congratulations on the second publishing!
  
inkwell.vue.42 : Mike Godwin
permalink #120 of 124: The Fucked-Up Piano Chicks (magdalen) Thu 19 Jun 03 12:57
    

congrats, mike!
  
inkwell.vue.42 : Mike Godwin
permalink #121 of 124: Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Fri 20 Jun 03 12:40
    
Indeed! Good going, Mike!
  
inkwell.vue.42 : Mike Godwin
permalink #122 of 124: Seahorses of the Liver (mnemonic) Fri 20 Jun 03 19:49
    

Thanks! I even got a second advance for it!
  
inkwell.vue.42 : Mike Godwin
permalink #123 of 124: gary (ggg) Sat 21 Jun 03 07:12
    
& who said there are no 2nd acts in america
  
inkwell.vue.42 : Mike Godwin
permalink #124 of 124: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) Wed 25 Jun 03 06:36
    
Have you set a date for a book signing at BookPeople?
  



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