Gail Williams (gail) Thu 30 Mar 00 11:47
Saturday, technically, but we may as well celebrate on All Fools Eve, too.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: email@example.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
Gail Williams (gail) Thu 30 Mar 00 20:42
Thanks for the explanation, Cynthia.
(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??)
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org X-Sender: vgeary@hesiod (Unverified) Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 14:32:42 -0400 To: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org | http://mitpress.mit.edu/ -------- The note of course refers to the updated and expanded edition -- Cyber Rights 2.0, as it were.
Rik Elswit (rik) Tue 17 Jun 03 19:35
Got a snailmail address yet? They're awesome. So little spam.
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.
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.
(But Santa Claus does it!) (tinymonster) Tue 17 Jun 03 19:55
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.
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.
Martha Soukup (soukup) Wed 18 Jun 03 01:12
Well, there's something wrong here. Nearly all of my snailmail is spam.
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.
Seahorses of the Liver (mnemonic) Wed 18 Jun 03 09:28
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!
The Fucked-Up Piano Chicks (magdalen) Thu 19 Jun 03 12:57
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Fri 20 Jun 03 12:40
Indeed! Good going, Mike!
Seahorses of the Liver (mnemonic) Fri 20 Jun 03 19:49
Thanks! I even got a second advance for it!
gary (ggg) Sat 21 Jun 03 07:12
& who said there are no 2nd acts in america
Paul Terry Walhus (terry) Wed 25 Jun 03 06:36
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