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Subject: Re: The role of the mailing list
From: bwarsaw @ python . org (Barry A. Warsaw)
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 21:39:45 -0400
To: Tom Neff <tneff @ grassyhill . net>
Cc: list-managers @ greatcircle . com
References: <207544937 . 1026506408 @ [192 . 168 . 254 . 89]>

>>>>> "TN" == Tom Neff <tneff @
 grassyhill .
 net> writes:

    TN> I stand by my earlier comments - the text Digest as a readable
    TN> daily omnibus of a list's traffic is a paradigm that has stood
    TN> well for over a decade, and will continue.  Bursting, MIME
    TN> "digests" etc, are all speculative bits of cleverness that
    TN> programmers thought up in an attempt to "improve" on something
    TN> that was already working and that people liked.

Clearly both digest styles have their places, which is why it's nice
to offer both. :)

-Barry



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