Re: What one finds on WWW

Jack Adams-Webber (
Wed, 6 Mar 1996 08:40:30 -0500

Jim, et al,
> Then I did the vain thing. I typed in JIM MANCUSO. Wow -- is all that
>stuff out there for posterity and the rest of the world to see? Item after
>item!!!! Does everyone realize that a 13-year-old in Iran, with a connection
>to WWW can read all that stuff that we dared to post on this net???!

I must confess that I personally find the fact that all messages on this
particular list are automatically archived on the Web has frequently
inhibited me from posting my thoughts on a variety of topics.

I have never been especially shy about submitting my own work for possible
publication once it has been repeatedly re-worked and is in fairly coherent

Also (as many of you know), I am hardly reluctant to share some of my
half-baked ideas informally.

Nonetheless, I am not at all comfortable with having my immediate,
off-the-cuff comments and loose speculations consigned to an archive that
is essentially available worldwide for an indefinite period of time.

Consequently, when I cannot resist responding to some specitic message on
this list, I typically reply directly to its author; otherwise I continue
to 'lurk' in the shadows.

This is not so much a complaint as it is sort of a general apology for my
not being an active participant in those discussions which are relevant to
my own theoretical interests and limited expertise.


Jack Adams-Webber Tel: 905 (688) 5544 [x 3714]
Department of Psychology Fax: 905 (688) 6922
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