Thinning the heard

From: Jeffrey S. Sharp <>
Date: Fri Mar 8 00:37:21 2002

On Thu, 7 Mar 2002, Torquil MacCorkle III wrote:

> I was just wondering if you'd be willing to ... give me first dibs on
> the next complete machine you give away?

I responded:

> Our traditional methods (usually FCFS) for redistributing goods are fair
> and sufficient we ought not to get into the practice of preemptive
> first-dibbing.

On Fri, 8 Mar 2002, John Chris Wren wrote:

> I can't say that I completely agree,,, Some people have jobs that don't
> permit them to check their email more often,

There are also the best argument and lottery systems. Those options are
out there and have been used before. Mr. MacCorkle's request, I dare say,
is objectionable and would be unfair.

Jeffrey S. Sharp
Received on Fri Mar 08 2002 - 00:37:21 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 10 2014 - 23:35:10 BST