Re: SUO: Re: Epi*Questions
To be blunt: Many SUO readers have long since consigned your
messages to the SPAM locker. Others who recognize that you
sometimes have something useful to contribute at least open
your messages before sending them to the SPAM locker.
But the recent increase in ridiculous header messages is
causing even your friends to lose patience.
JS: What I have suggested many times is what I do myself:
1. Put long papers and tutorials on my web site.
2. Use e-mail lists for discussions.
JS: I recommend that a subdirectory titled "members"
be set up on the SUO IEEE site. Under that would
be subdirectories for every member who requests one,
such as Awbrey, Sowa, Johnston, Andersen, etc. Each
member would have total control over what he or she
would post to that subdirectory.
JA: There is nothing wrong with this idea,
except the little detail that it doesn't
address the problem at issue, which does
not have to do with putting more nominal
bytes in cold-code storage -- we've already
got lots and losts of cold-code-storage lockers
full of cold-code-carcasses that nobody can or
even wants to try and thaw....
Yes, there are almost as many unread web sites as
there are unread email messages. And they are both
unread for the same reason: nobody finds anything
of value in them.
Some web sites are read: please go to Google, type
the words "analogical reasoning", and the number #1
hit is the paper by Arun Majumdar and me.
Bottom line: If you write things that people want
to read, they do get read -- on web sites as well
as on e-mail lists. On the other hand, if you
generate too much junk mail, nobody will read
your good contributions.