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Non-dinosaurean Light Bulbs and Mailing Lists



>From: DaveAxler@aol.com
>Date: Mon, 21 Apr 1997 00:20:07 -0400 (EDT)
>Subject: Light Bulbs and Mailing Lists
>Apparently-To: <jackdesign@p3.net>
>Apparently-To: <bobtess@p3.net>
>
 Can't resist, it seems we're not alone if it's already a net cliche.
>
>    Q:  How many internet mail list subscribers does it take
>        to change a light bulb?
>
>    A:  1,331:
>            1 to change the light bulb and to post to the mail
>              list that the light bulb has been changed
>           14 to share similar experiences of changing light
>              bulbs and how the light bulb could have been
>              changed differently.
>            7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs.
>           27 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about
>              changing light bulbs.
>           53 to flame the spell checkers
>          156 to write to the list administrator complaining about
>              the light bulb discussion and its inappropriateness
>              to this mail list.
>           41 to correct spelling in the spelling/grammar flames.
>          109 to post that this list is not about light bulbs and
>              to please take this email exchange to alt.lite.bulb
>          203 to demand that cross posting to alt.grammar,
>              alt.spelling and alt.punctuation about changing
>              light bulbs be stopped.
>          111 to defend the posting to this list saying that we
>              are all use light bulbs and therefore the posts
>              **are** relevant to this mail list.
>          306 to debate which method of changing light
>              bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs,
>              what brand of light bulbs work best for this
>              technique, and what brands are faulty.
>           27 to post URLs where one can see examples of
>              different light bulbs
>           14 to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly, and
>              to post corrected URLs.
>            3 to post about links they found from the URLs that
>              are relevant to this list which makes light bulbs
>              relevant to this list.
>           33 to concatenate all posts to date, then quote
>              them including all headers and footers, and then
>              add "Me Too."
>           12 to post to the list that they are unsubscribing
>              because they cannot handle the light bulb
>              controversey.
>           19 to quote the "Me Too's" to say, "Me Three."
>            4 to suggest that posters request the light bulb FAQ.
>            1 to propose new alt.change.lite.bulb newsgroup.
>           47 to say this is just what alt.physic.cold_fusion
>              was meant for, leave it here.
>          143 votes for alt.lite.bulb.
>
>

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