[LONGISH] Beware: dealings with Bert Thomas

From: Dwight K. Elvey <dwight.elvey_at_amd.com>
Date: Thu Jan 27 13:34:10 2005

 One thing to consider by both parties is that when communicating
over the phone, a lot of one's ability to convey the meaning of
what is said is lost. Much of our communications is visual. We
watch reactions as we talk. Most people think that they can communicate
properly over the phone. It is a big mistake. I have had several
times when I'd been misunderstood. It is still interesting that
both sides see the interaction from a different perspective.
 They both need to realize that it was the phone that caused
the misunderstanding. It would be truly incorrect for either
to judge the other by the responses over the phone.
 Of course, even more of communications is lost in the form of
email. I'm not saying that either side was wrong or right,
only that one should be careful when emotions get involved
over the phone. They are rarely interpreted correctly, by the
other party. By the time they realize that there was a problem,
a lot of damage has been done between them.
 Just my opinions

>From: "Vintage Computer Festival" <vcf_at_siconic.com>
>On Thu, 27 Jan 2005, Fred N. van Kempen wrote:
>> All,
>> On Wed, 26 Jan 2005, Jay West wrote:
>> > Fred wrote...
>> >> ...
>> >
>> > Oh man! That just bytes.
>> >
>> > Thanks for letting us know. Bert is on the list I believe, so maybe he has
>> > response/explanation.
>> This is not the right place for a dicussion of this topic; my
>> message was a read-only object of class 'warning'. I will not
>> be discussing any of it, in private or in public, as have a
>> judicial system for that in place.
>> In other words... thread closed, judges will decide.
>It's already public. You made it so. I think the simple solution here is
>for you to arrive at Bert's place with a truck and money and settle it
>quickly and easily. Bert indicates he is ready to hand it over and is on
>record saying so. If he doesn't then he'd really be in trouble.
>I did notice in Bert's reply he cc'd Erik Brens, who has a bad reputation
>with more than a few folks here (myself included), and that is rather
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