On Sat, 2 May 1998, Darren Wyn Rees wrote:
> Do I really need these figures? Well, yes, as I think it's
> opened my eyes to some 'odd' things : I'm looking at figures
> that say that one list has three times as much posting activity
> compared to a list with twice as many subscribers ... and I'm
> working out 'why is that'. That said, I'd still much like
> *your* opinion on the matter.
So be it. This will sound like an oversimplification, but. . .
People are different.
People behave differently.
Lists are different.
People on lists behave differently.
Some lists are seasonal.
Some lists die. All people do.
> Darren Wyn Rees Email merlin @
And now, for a little bit of the wisdom of the ages. . .
"We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were
beginning to form up into teams, we would be reorganized.
I was to learn later in life, that we tend to meet any new
situation by reorganizing, and what a wonderful method it
can be for creating the illusion of progress, while only
producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization."
--- Petronius Gaius (The Arbiter) 60 A.D. ---
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