Re: META doo-dah

From: Stirling Westrup (
Date: Sun Jul 29 2001 - 12:39:22 MDT

J. R. Molloy wrote:

> From:
> > So the URL's wouldnt do me much good....mayhap there are other poor souls
> > in similar dire straits?
> Seems like a mighty long time... welcome back.
> Yes, I also wonder how many on this list use only email. (What a drag.)

I don't only use e-mail but I often find myself so burdened with work that
I can get 1, 2, 3 or even 6 months behind in my Extropians reading. Quite
often, when only a URL is given, one finds that the article has long since
vanished, either completely, or into some archive. Many archives now
charge for access, and even when they don't it can be hard to find an
article, when your only information was something of the form:

  "Here's a nifty breakthrough you should check out: http:....."

Then one should consider the fact that someone may be reading through the
extropian archives ten years in the future, trying to track some trend. By
then the articles are almost guaranteed to be lost, unless they were
quoted here.

 Stirling Westrup  |  Use of the Internet by this poster       |  is not to be construed as a tacit
                   |  endorsement of Western Technological
                   |  Civilization or its appurtenances.

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