scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: email has not become important?
Mike Mc Abee (Gattati12@AOL.COM
Fri Feb 25 2000 - 15:02:43 CST
L' ers -
as the one who disagreed w/ Don's origional post re: advocating email to
communicate, let me add a comment or two
first, I should have said at the very beginning of my post :
"email cannot and should not be the SOLE means for communications in a unit"
I did say this later in the post, but it appears to have been missed; yet
nearly everyone who responded whether on or off line has indicated that while
they feel email is a valid and useful resource for comms and cited different
apoplications of it in their areas, EVERYONE of them have indicated that they
use paper as well.
progress is nice and ease of comms should be encouraged - just don't
throw out the old merely because something new and shiny comes along
as for my "views" re email, or TV - as you said Joel, we each have the
right to decide for ourselves - I receive over 200 emails a day on my
computer eat home and over 30 a day at work; I work on 5 different operating
systems at work and cannot do my job at all w/ out using a computer; and I
work for one of the largest Federal Government Agencies - and they were one
of the first users of the ' net and email! But even they realize that there
is a need for paper comms alongside the eletronic.
that was my purpose - to provoke thought and not have everyone say (as
one of my co-workers did once) "now we can get rid of our paper files!" - the
the hard drive failed and 5 years of info disappeared!
"battered but not beaten :-)