Re: Composite reply: Excedo...

Anders Sandberg (
23 Nov 1997 11:52:14 +0100 writes:

> I was not offended by your taking our discussion public, but its effect on my
> workload vexes me. Frankly, I do not think that most casual observers do a
> very good job with the complicated and subtle issues at stake.

This is my experience too, and it seems to suggest that we should
think of how we use the net to communicate, plan and act. For diffuse
questions where the debate is itself important (such as looking at a
problem from different angles) a mailing list works well, but it
doesn't work well if we want something done in a focused manner. So in
the future it may be a good idea think about how widely we want to
disperse our attention; it is a non-trivial problem to balance
efficiency with an useful spread of opinions.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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