Re: META: private filter option

Anders Sandberg (
Mon, 10 Mar 1997 23:15:47 +0100 (MET)

On Mon, 10 Mar 1997, The Low Golden Willow wrote:

> select, a recent addition. The idea was that I might prefer to read
> only a few guaranteed people when I was really busy, and ignore the bulk
> list unless they flagged something interesting. I've actually generally
> been able to follow the main list as well.

Sounds like a great idea (and not only because I was on the list :-).
Ideally, many of us might provide our personal select lists, so that you
can enhance your mail by joining a select-list belonging to somebody you
generally agree with.

Hmm, I see some fascinating applications for sociological cluster-analysis
software here to help people find their ideal select lists. One could even
use set operations to personalize further... Sasha, this is quite close to
some of your old proposals.

As a transhumanist and net.resident, I applaud this idea. We need more
proactive people!

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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