From: e.tedeschi <enrico_at_Brighton-UK.com>
Date: Thu Jul 10 03:07:04 1997

Bill Whitson wrote:
> Hi Jim.
> > I agreed with the new rules until the bit where nobody can say they disagree.
> > That, and I really don't have time to read the volume coming from this list.
> > Farewell all, then. If you have questions about apple2 GSs or Tiger Learning
> > Computers, please feel free to e-mail me personally
> Sorry you feel this way. The point wasn't really to prevent you from
> disagreeing - it was to prevent a flood of responses which might have
> bogged down the list for days. The whole idea of the new rules was to
> curb the absolute flood of unsubs that have resulted for the most part
> due to the constant bickering. We dropped from over 220 members to 160
> over the last month. I'm sorry to see you go.
> > Bill, please unsubscribe me.
> OK.
> Bill

On the contrary, I think that people are unsubscribing because in this
mailing list about collecting Classic icons there is NOT ENOUGH
discussion about the history of the computing boom and the hows and whys
that led to it. To just limit the discussion to the mere hardware is
narrow minded and shows the kind of attitude which leads to consider
"the other" (the one which begs to differ) as an enemy or at least as an
intruder. The "dont' bother us as we know what we should be talking
about" attitude might be legal and understandable but is it wise?

As already said here several times, computers are bits of metal and
plastic. They are important for the sentiments and the feelings they
managed to raise in each and everybody (and soul) of us. You keep your
hardware (and I will keep mine so that I can leave it to future
generations) but I will keep my principles and if this will mean I will
have to do without you, then (I will be sorry but) be it.

Enrico Tedeschi, 54, Easthill Drive, BRIGHTON BN41 2FD, U.K.
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Received on Thu Jul 10 1997 - 03:07:04 BST

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