14.0291 editorial confusions, explanations & apologies

From: by way of Willard McCarty (willard@lists.village.Virginia.EDU)
Date: 10/03/00

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 291.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
             Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2000 10:34:02 +0100
             From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>
             Subject: confusions & apologies
    Dear colleagues:
    On occasion a message submitted to Humanist may appear to the author to
    have been suppressed deliberately without notice. I suspect that these days
    messages seldom or almost never "disappear into the aether" (i.e. vanish
    unaccountably, not by human hand), as once did happen; more often, I
    suspect, we politely assume this when actually the recipient has deep-sixed
    the message for whatever reason. Please be assured that this NEVER happens
    on Humanist. From time to time I do write to authors to point out that this
    or that message has nothing to do with applied computing and so really
    doesn't belong here; sometimes I will suggest how it could be reformulated
    so that it does. But I never simply delete messages, however strongly
    tempted :-).
    If a message is delayed in its appearance, this is likely because with my
    half-brained filtering system in Eudora, it has been shlepped off to an
    unsuspected mailbox and I don't see it in time. This regularly happens to
    messages from people I otherwise correspond with and so have a filter in
    place to treat the messages of. It also happens to messages that somehow
    escape the send-it-to-the-Humanist-folder filter for whatever reason.
    So, if within 2 postings you do not see the message you sent, please write
    to enquire.
    In the last few weeks I have been moving files from my old machine to my
    new one (which CAVE has a USB interface only). In the last few days there
    have been teething problems with the machines at Virginia. The teaching
    term has begun and other turbulence hit my leaky bark. Hence, for example,
    the additional batch of delayed messages you are about to receive, for
    which all apologies from both animate and inanimate beings involved with
    Dr Willard McCarty / Centre for Computing in the Humanities /
    King's College London / Strand / London WC2R 2LS / U.K. /
    voice: +44 (0)20 7848-2784 /  fax: +44 (0)20 7848-2980 /
    maui gratias agere

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