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Civility in critiquing the ideas of others is no vice. Rudeness in defending your own ideas is no virtue.

Wed 2 May 2007, 02:21 PM
E-mail is breaking down fast as a way to communicate, particular when you are likely to be communicating with new people all the time.  People request licenses or send questions, and the messages wind up in their spam filters, even though they obviously want a response.  Then they think we are unresponsive.  I can ask people to whitelist us, and they do, but only after we discover the problem.

Thus my suggestion.  We should go back to smoke signals.  Granted, they would not be more reliable, and they would be a problem at great distances, but at least we could toast marshmallows while we waited (futilely) for an answer.


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