From: Douglas P. Wilson (email@example.com)
Date: Sat 26 Oct 2002 - 16:08:38 GMT
In general I like mailing lists to be set up so that replies go to the list, (rather than the sender), and I have set up all of my
own mailing lists that way, even though the results are sometimes confusing or amusing. One year a friend of mine on my old Social
Technology list replied to one of my messages with invitation to come for Christmas dinner, which was broadcast to almost a hundred
people around the world.
My last message should have gone directly to the people who posted the query, but I just hit reply and so it went to the whole list.
That's OK. Nothing private about it. But if I had intentionally sent it to the whole list I would have prefaced it with the usual
quotation convention: "Michael Cahill" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:", which helps make messages intelligible to people who are not
following the threads very closely.
By the way, the message I was replying to looks a lot like the kind of April Fool's trick that various people sometimes send me, and
which I always fall for -- I hardly ever find any message too unlikely to believe on first reading (having seen so many bizarre but
real messages). On second and third reading that message still seems plausible enough, but rationally I can't quite accept that
memetics would undergo such a drastic change all of a sudden. Commercialisation would change everything, and a year later memetics
would be unrecognizable. Is that really going to happen?
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