Paul L. Rinaldo
Sun, 18 Jan 1998 10:09:43 -0500
Dear Mait, Gang:
History up to recently has been the production of papers that have the same
agreed words in all copies but mean different things to each reader. (This
is the only way that international treaties are made.) Now, in the computer
era, it is possible to have people agree on the meaning but are able to
leave a meeting with different versions of the documents saying different
things. This is especially handy in satisfying your constituency when you
get back home and have to explain to them what you agreed to.
I thank Maitland for bringing his message to the dear, dear multi-lingual,
multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary international society we call AMRAD.
73, Paul, W4RI
At 05:16 PM 1/17/98 -0500, you wrote:
>At Tacos there was a discussion of paper mailed verions versus WWW
>access of the AMRAD Newsletter. Seems we'll be trying out some things
>on the Internet while still mailing a printed newsletter.
>What is now possible with the new electronic format is quite different
>from the printed version.
>But the big question is: Why would someone pay dues to be a member
>when our "product" is available "for free" on the Internet?
>I propose that non-members be able to read a version of the AMRAD
>Newsletter filtered in some way, while dues-paying members
>get to read the Newsletter in the original English as written by the
>ah' propose dat non-members be able t'read some version uh de AMRAD
>Newslettuh filtered in some way, whah'l dues-payin'
>members git t'read da damn Newslettuh in de o'iginal English as
>written by de audo's. What it is, Mama!
>I prupuse-a thet nun-members be-a eble-a tu reed a ferseeun ooff zee
>EMRED Noosletter feeltered in sume-a vey, vheele-a
>dooes-peyeeng members get tu reed zee Noosletter in zee ooreeginel
>Ingleesh es vreettee by zee oothurs. Bork Bork Bork!
>I propose dat non-members be able tuh read a version uhv de AMRAD
>Newslettuh filtered in some way, while dues-payin' members
>get tuh read de Newslettuh in de awhiginal English as written by de
>I propose dat non-members be able to r-r-read a fersion uff de
>AMR-r-rAD Newsletter filtered in some vay, vhile dues-payingkt
>members get to r-r-read ze Newsletter in ze original Englisch as
>vritten by ze audors.
>I proopoose that noon-members be able too read a versioon oof the
>AMRAD Newsletter filtered in soome way, while dooes-paying
>members get too read the Newsletter in the ooriginal English as
>written by the aoothoors.
>I PROPUZE THAT NON-MUMBURZ B ABLE 2 READ A VURSION UV THE AMRAD
>NEWSLETTUR F1LTURED IN SUM
>WAY. WHILE DUES-PAY1NG MUMBURZ GET 2 READ THE NEWSLETTUR IN THE
>ORIG1NAL ENGLISH AZ RITTEN
>BY THE AUTHORS,