[NTLK] OT - Off topic: Off-Topic posts
newtontalk at pda-soft.de
Mon Nov 23 17:30:15 EST 2015
> Can you go on priv with this conversation? It is Newton Talk group.
> Not about Italian, music, sound, Mac OS X etc...
You are, of course, correct. Then again...
The last time I read the NewtonTalk FAQ, which admittedly was
a long time ago, it said that NTLK maintains a somewhat casual
atmosphere regarding off-topic posts as long as they are marked
clearly as off-topic in the subject line. Which I usually do.
Over time, this list has seen a fair amount of off-topic posts
(you might want to search the list archive for e. g. "poutine",
which is but the tip of the iceberg).
Many of these off-topic discussions have broadened my horizon
considerably and have, in the long run, been beneficial to the
Newton community. Like, for example, discussions about HTML.
These discussions still live in parts of pda-soft.de's HTML code.
Admittedly, Italian pronounciation isn't in the least
Newton-related. Except, maybe, for the fact that for someone who
currently spends about 16 hours a day to make ends meet and who
splits the remaining time between sleep, family, Newton support
and Newton repairs, each minute saved by tapping the list's joint
brain is a minute that could be dedicated to Newton issues. Like
e. g. shortening the line of comatose Newtons currently
queueing at his workbench or shortening the list of people
waiting for a battery rebuild...
Apart from the above: This list's digests have become so silent
at times that I sometimes wish for the occasional off-topic post
just to prove I am still subscribed :-)
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