Re: S/N (yeah, again)

Yak Wax (
Sat, 2 May 1998 09:44:29 -0700 (PDT)

Damien Broderick wrote:

> I'm quite dismayed by the number of
> `contributors' to this list that I now
> automatically filter straight into the
> trash. It wasn't this way a couple of
> years ago when I subscribed. Moan,
> moan.

I agree. Frankly I find you all terribly boring and hold many of you
in utter contempt. But now and again among the S/N ratio moans, posts
about grammatical errors and authors promoting new books, there's a
brightly shinning gem. And it's those ideas I'd like to see
encouraged. Luckily most of the good ideas come from a few main
sources (some of which aren't me!)

So is anyone interesting in setting up an invitation-only list?
Choosing new list members would be the job of those already chosen by
whomever wants to organise it. Maybe a web site could be set up for
viewing (after the list member's controversial ramblings have been
edited for public consumption) or an edited digest version sent out to
the less fortunate non-members. We could also invite some "big names"
in science, technology, art and (even) politics.

I would get an invitation for having the idea, of course.

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