Although it's great fun to schedule a time for everyone to use jabber
together, there is nothing preventing our conducting exactly the same
style of process over email.
I know that might sound revolutionary, but it used to work pretty well,
before IM became popular.
This merely requires that we have a discussion 'chair' who introduces
the next topic, provides a bit of on-going oversight, and declares a
topic closed when it is.
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