[ILUG] JUST NOT PRACTICAL
Smith, Graham - Computing Technician
Graham.Smith at it-tallaght.ie
Wed Apr 24 11:06:25 IST 2002
I'm sure somebody could dig out a nice newbie friendly
web based java irc client....
I think irc would be more complementary rather than a
replacement for this list.
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From: Ronan Cunniffe [mailto:ronan at cunniffe.net]
Sent: 23 April 2002 19:19
To: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG] JUST NOT PRACTICAL
Quoting AJ McKee <aj at nevermindthebollox.com>:
> But this should not mean that we neglect the list either. Remembering the
> Expo a big selling point of Linux was the availability of the
> list and its friendleness.
Let me second that! I'm on home dial-up, which is why anything I ever post
of, ooh, 5 things so far....) is usually done waaay post 6 pm. If
goes to irc, I'm locked out.
I would also like to hoist (oh yes! :-) the old bleat of "it'll discourage
newbies!" if the principal interaction is real-time. They may not know
IRC, they may be on dial-up, they may have to look up "gcc" in the
Barriers to entry, and all that.
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