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From Robert Dionne <>
Subject Re: change planning
Date Mon, 05 Jan 2009 12:19:51 GMT
point taken. I certainly didn't mean to dismiss it entirely and I do  
find it enormously useful, especially as a newbie. I was just  
thinking along the lines of "ready, aim, fire" and the need to do  
those in the correct order, etc...

On Jan 5, 2009, at 7:15 AM, Noah Slater wrote:

>> On Jan 5, 2009, at 4:13 AM, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>> IMO, IRC is a horrible medium for anything but direct support of  
>> users, and
>> small debates, because it tends to leave people out of the  
>> discussion and
>> decision-making process.
> On Mon, Jan 05, 2009 at 06:55:05AM -0500, Robert Dionne wrote:
>> I'll second that. IRC seems to encourage more out of the box and less
>> deliberate thinking.
> I am going to have to disagree with both of these statements.
> You, personally, might not find IRC very useful, but I do, and I  
> know that some
> of the other community members do -- not just for support and  
> general chat, but
> as an incredibly fluid medium for discussion and collaboration. I  
> appreciate
> that mailing lists come with a host of benefits, but they do so at  
> the cost of
> formality and latency.
> A blanket dismissal of IRC as a counter-productive medium, which is  
> where this
> whole discussion seems to be going, is prescriptive nonsense.
> -- 
> Noah Slater,

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