Re: Bill Chambers

Gary Blanchard (
Tue, 07 May 1996 14:28:05 -0700

Rahel Meshoulam wrote:
> On Tue, 7 May 1996, Dave Nightingale wrote:
> > Dear PCP members:
> >
> > I have removed Bill Chambers from this list. While this might not meet with
> > everyones approval I have reached the stage where Bill's blatant
> > transgressions of the aims of this list cannot go unanswered. I have also
> > set the list so that people may only subscribe through the list owners; in
> > others words - Bill will not be able to rejoin.
> >
> > Reluctantly, Dave
> >
> >
> >
> Dave,
> It is indeed too bad that it reached this point. Even as a
> "card-carrying member of the ACLU" I must admit a feeling of relief.
> Reluctantly, I thank you.
> Uriel Meshoulam
> Cambridge, MADear Dave and all,

Regarding your removal of Bill from the mailing list, I would like to
offer a comment --- in full awareness that I am quite new and so have not
been here for all that has passed.

1. If anyone doubted that 'we live in language,' take note of this event.
Bill's transgressions occurred here, in this space, in language. Only.

2. Would you resend, or remind me:

a)what are 'the aims of this list?' and
b)what the rules are, and who is authorized, by whom, to enforce

3. I have never met Bill, don't know him, have incurred a little of his
wrath, but feel that an important principle is at stake here.

4. Does anyone else?

Constructivistly/PCPly yours, Gary