the cut and paste blues...

From: john grigg (
Date: Mon Feb 14 2000 - 17:37:10 MST

Robert Bradbury wrote:
(John, to keep the other John in his chair you may want to snip more unless
its fairly old and people may not have the thread in their inbox.)

I did read with interest what John Clarke said. I found his remark
interesting that if a person had focused thoughts they did not need to cut
and paste, that used to be my approach too. I got the cut and paste habit
by being on this list! lol I do go overboard with it, I admit. I just want
to be sure people know what I am referring to in detail so there is no
misunderstanding. I want to make it is easy for them in case they have
already deleted the post I am discussing. Also, some posts are so
exceptional to me I want to hold them up.

I am trying to change. My first impulse was to cut and paste Queenemuse's
entire Seussian riff but I caught myself and just copied the part most
appealling to me. Again, it shocked me when I first got on the list and saw
all the cut and pasting. In time I picked up the habit. I'm glad we don't
all meet at a nearby restaurant everyday where there is drinking and smoking
for hours! You folks are a terrible influence on me. :)

best regards,

John Grigg

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