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Subject: Re: large ISPs blocking mailing lists
From: J C Lawrence <claw @ kanga . nu>
Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 22:51:10 -0700
To: "John R Levine" <johnl @ iecc . com>
Cc: "Bernie Cosell" <bernie @ fantasyfarm . com>, "list-managers @ greatcircle . com" <list-managers @ greatcircle . com>
In-reply-to: Message from "John R Levine" <johnl @ iecc . com> of "17 May 2002 20:03:50 EDT." <Pine . BSI . 4 . 40 . 0205172002200 . 14149-100000 @ tom . iecc . com>
References: <Pine . BSI . 4 . 40 . 0205172002200 . 14149-100000 @ tom . iecc . com>

On 17 May 2002 20:03:50 -0400 
John R Levine <John> wrote:

> It's a cultural thing.  In the U.S. some people get very prickly about
> free speech and hate the thought of losing any mail they want.  Other
> places they're willing to put up with quite a lot of collateral damage
> to keep the spam away, particularly if they haven't been online long
> enough to feel that email is as essential to their work as many of us
> do.

I find it correlates well with age (in 'net terms).  People who got on
the 'net since September tend as a class to not consider email either
vital or an intrinsic part of their life.  Those from before September,
as a class, tend to consider email more functionally and even as a
reliable transport that has real meaning in their lives.  This is not to
say that exceptions don't exist on both sides, for instance in the
post-September OSS community which tends (quite deliberately) to ape the
earlier forms.

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J C Lawrence                
---------(*)                Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas. 
claw @
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 nu               He lived as a devil, eh?		  
http://www.kanga.nu/~claw/  Evil is a name of a foeman, as I live.



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