Re: Kelly versus the Men in Manholes
Mon, 29 Apr 1996 23:17:38 +0000

Alessandra Iantaffi writes

>I thought the net offered some
>space for discussion, and not a space to recreate a replica of what goes
>on IRL academic circles...

Um. You hit the nail on the head! For the last few weeks I fear that the
style and the content of this mailing list has very much degenerated, as a
quick scan through the older archives will show. Eschewing a proposal from
the mailing list organiser that the disrupters be banned from the list
(since censorship represents an ultimate abandonment of reason and free
speech), some of us have departed from the group in despair at the ad
hominem level of argument; others are lurking for the time being, ready to
rejoin the dialogue when substantive issues are raised and reasoned out.

Bear with us all: _all_ parties to what's happening! Just long enough for
you to make your own mind up about the content of items as they appear,
from _all_ quarters in the mailing list.

Kindest regards,

Devi Jankowicz