Re: virus: Why swim upstream? (was: Re: Not Homophobic)

Eric Boyd (
Tue, 15 Jun 1999 14:13:31 -0400


Tim Rhodes <> writes: <<
So what hoops would the novice have to jump through to get admitted into The Inner Circle?

Excellent question!

The more I think about it, the more I think that a strategy involving just selected threads could "work". There is no need to "control" the list, but there is a need to control threads where knowledge creation is wanted. In this way, the list itself can continue to "train" or "enlighten" novices and gradually lift them to the Inner Circle, while at the same time provide a forum for genuine progress at leading edge. (which is really lacking at the moment: witness the failure of the maxim debate)

But more on this in my introduction to the test.