technical conversations
Tue, 19 Jul 1994 19:49:03 +0200

I sympathesize with people wanting to keep this discussion technical.

However, the last four or five years it seems that many "decisions" or
directions in the "computing world" are not made on the basis of technical
information and indeed fly into the face of good technical information
and sound technical advice and procedures. So, as long as political or
commercial trends have the ability to have this impact on the work of
professionals dealing with technical information and giving technical advice,
perhaps it is good for such people to be aware of the context in which
they are operating.

That being said: is there a separate list for discussing the kind of
question which was raised by Brandon Plewe for those of us who like
to try to 'trend watch'?

+ Virginia Metze, not speaking for anyone but herself. + Putting a computer +
+ + in front of a child +
+ "'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in a rather + and assuming he will +
+ scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to + learn is like having +
+ mean,--neither more nor less.'" Alice in Wonderland + him sleep with a book+
=======================================================+ under his pillow +
I'd rather be discussing horse racing/handicapping. + except it costs more.+