[NAFEX] ikonboard, a better solution to a listserver

Karen Tillou arboretum at homeorchardsociety.org
Sun Feb 17 22:13:26 EST 2008


this is the other karen agreeing with these sentiments....  i like  
the chatter coming to me.
karen

karen tillou
oregon city, OR - zone 8a and wet

On Feb 17, 2008, at 6:09 PM, Karen Kellogg wrote:

>   I like the mailing list too. I like the chatter coming to me, not
> me having to go find it.  I can always google a topic for
> information, but what happens on this NAFEX list seems to me to be
> more of the kind of talk one would have over a backyard fence with a
> neighbor who also gardens or grows fruit trees.
>
> The backyard 'over-the -fence' exchange is certainly archaic and
> antique, but it suits me just fine. If all this chatter goes to a
> bulletin board where I have to search out various threads and try to
> remember what I was interested in and where it was, searchable or
> not, I would not be bothered to do it.
>
> Send it to my in box and I read some, scan through some, save some,
> delete some.   What I end up with is the lore of the members in my
> own useful format:  a folder, a note on an index card, a printout.
>
> Up to date?  No.   But I prefer it.
>
>
>
>
> On Feb 17, 2008, at 8:48 PM, Robert Mullins wrote:
>
>>
>> 'Rooting' was absolutely accurate when he described email listings
>> being
>> 'antique', but it would be more descriptive to say it's 'archaic'
>> from a
>> technological perspective.  I have wide interests, and read across  
>> the
>> board in many disciplines and I simply don't know anyone still using
>> mailing lists as a repository of information.
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