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Re: A few brief thoughts on recent [something]
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- Subject: Re: A few brief thoughts on recent [something]
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Beech Family)
- Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 13:33:19 -1000
>P.A. Petricone wrote --
...why is it that there are just a handful of vocal participants
>> here that represent or are in some way connected to the "Jury of
>> (it's) peers"? Furthermore, who are the other 270 or so recipients?
Lots of us who were very vocal at the beginning of the list have pretty
much said what we had to say and are lurking..also we're busier and busier
as the infamous "Holiday Season" gathers momentum...
If you check the archives of this list, I think you'll find a remarkable
number of members *have* contributed!
You might also be interested in a theory I read about once called "The
Theory of the Dominant 5%" which holds that out of any group of
people..you'll find 5% or 1/20th who are "dominant"..in this case..people
who are actually "butt-in-sky" enough [I include myself here,for better or
for worse] to post to the list. Typically, the other 95% will lurk.
Given that probably only the more "dominant" folks will even sign up for a
list like this, our self-selected group will probably have a higher
percentage of posters than a random group...as I said, I think a remarkable
number have contributed to the discussion at one time or another.
We *do* have quite a few independent developers here [as far as I know] and
also many who work for large companies..even Microsoft! I suspect [having
seen that some of them are receiving mail from the list at addresses like
sun.com and microsoft.com..]that they are being discreet about posting to
this list from those mailboxes..perhaps some who are unsubscribing may also
be re-subscribing at a different [home] address..
now returning to "lurker" status..
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