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Re: Premature announcements was Re: Feathered Dinosaur Specimen
>>May I respectfully differ...<<
You may, though I'm not certain we're actually in disagreement.
>>It's not the "internet" that is playing havoc, it is HUMAN BEINGS. The
internet didn't sent information to this list, a person did. <<
I'm not so willing to draw a hard dichotomy between people and the tools that
they use. The internet is a collection of computers and humans interacting
with those computers and with other humans. It is the combination of that
network of hardware *and* social interaction that I meant when I spoke of the
internet playing havoc.
>>I guess I just think it's a matter of courtesy to the people who spent "n"
years doing the work and research to let them get the opportunity to actually
And I agree entirely.
The expectation for instant gratification nurtured by the internet (in this
case, the instant aquisition of data) is often at odds with established (and
justifiably established) protocol.
But this is a dead horse and has been flogged on the DML many times before.
>>Do you have an e-mail address for The Internet so I can send he/she/it an
e-mail and gripe about this s'more?<<
I often wish that I did. :)
Caitlin R. Kiernan