an IRC channel

Jan Schaumann jschauma at
Fri Dec 1 15:34:56 UTC 2000

Jose Eugenio Marchesi <jemarch at> wrote:
> On Fri, 1 Dec 2000, Alessandro Rubini wrote:
> > No, thanks. This requires people being online and leaves no written
> > record.  IRC is not for serious discussion or serious people, in my
> > opinion.
>  I think is the people that makes the communication system serious, not
>  the communication system the people.

I understand the point of having a written record of the discussion, but
the one thing does not necessarily exclude the other. If there was an
IRC-channel, this might be a good thing for people who have the time to
discuss things in general. If during this discussion they develop any
important ideas, they would surely summarize them in an email to the
list, since not everybody can be on IRC at the same time.

I for one would like to see an IRC-channel - people could ask minor
more general questions without having to send emails all over the place.

My $smallAmountOfLocalCurrency


Jan Schaumann <>

 "C'mon, it's just like making love. Y'know, left, down, rotate sixty-two
degrees, engage rotors...." -Bender 

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