At 12:02 -0400 3/25/08, Melinda Shore wrote:
On 3/25/08 11:57 AM, "Michael Thomas" <mat(_at_)cisco(_dot_)com> wrote:
So I've never met you, Noel. And I certainly don't have any reason to
believe that this email I'm responding to wasn't forged. How do I know
that you're not a dog?
Where I lose interest in this conversation is when I ask "what does
it matter who made the point?"
Everyone now and then makes good points and lousy points. If you
never make bad points, you aren't trying hard enough. (Borrowing a
phrase from a colleague nearing retirement about the "No Fear" logos
on the backs of trucks - "No Fear? Kids today just don't try hard
When I come across email that doesn't make sense, I ignore it if it's
not worth a reply. Delete. That's simple to do. Yes, I do note a
higher incidence of worthless points sourced from particular email
addresses but it's the point that counts, not the source.
I shudder to think that a reputation system is what the IETF relies
upon, especially since we don't authenticate those posting messages.
Engineering isn't about what pundits think.
Edward Lewis +1-571-434-5468
Never confuse activity with progress. Activity pays more.
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