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Subject: Re: The role of the mailing list
From: "Roger B.A. Klorese" <rogerk @ queernet . org>
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 22:47:37 -0700
To: J C Lawrence <claw @ kanga . nu>
Cc: list-managers @ greatcircle . com
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J C Lawrence wrote:
It's a bad use of an English word for an almost-contradictory geekish
meaning.


Actually its a rather standard even almost common definition and use of
the word digest (to arrange methodically etc).


It doesn't distribute or arrange them methodically -- it slaps one on the end of the previous.

Besides, we're talking nouns, not verbs here.

The noun definitions follow this sense:

1 : a summation or condensation of a body of information: as a : a systematic compilation of legal rules, statutes, or decisions b : a periodical devoted to condensed versions of previously published articles

...and digests are neither summations nor condensations.




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