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From Alex Karasulu <aok...@bellsouth.net>
Subject Re: IRC Channel?
Date Wed, 16 Aug 2006 14:14:26 GMT
Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
> 
> Eelco Hillenius wrote:
>>>  The community learns about each other in a shared, non-exclusionary
>>> method. Private Email/IM/IRC does NOT foster that.
>> Public IRC, free for anyone to join, at a channel that is 'officially'
>> published/ promoted however, does. 
> 
> No it doesn't.    It's exclusionary in that email allows timezone
> independent participation, and IMO, reading an IRC chat after the fact
> is far different than being there.  It's like reading a musical score -
> far different than being there.
> 

Let's not forget the fact that many users are behind a firewall.  This 
also prevents the use of IRC.

Alex

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