My last word on "I and the Bird"

To: Duncan Fraser <>
Subject: My last word on "I and the Bird"
From: Scot Mcphee <>
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2007 12:53:38 +1000

need it any more, and as far as Birding-Aus goes it seems that I may
have been wasting my time, the fortnightly notification will now cease.
Duncan Fraser.

Duncan I certainly don't mind getting notifications about the I and the Bird blog festivals. I read quite a lot of blogs but usually the first notification I see of IatB is your posts on the list pointing to the blog entry and they are much appreciated.

It seems to me, after a few months on this mailing list, it is chock full of 'nelly naysayers' who are always quick to find fault with just about everything that doesn't coincide exactly with their interests. Does this predilection have any concordance with those who don't like blogs? I don't know but it does seem to me that both betray a deep misunderstanding of how the internet works on the social level. But then I am a technology-literate software engineer by trade so who am I to judge? Still, I haven't been subscribed to a list with such a large variety of petty animus displayed between its subscribers for many years.

However, all that as it is, I must plead with you to not give up sending the I and the Bird notices to the list. People must learn to simply ignore messages that don't interest them rather than launching bitter and public tirades about it.*

kind regards
scot mcphee

* much like, the I and the Bird posts ... I skim them to see which entries might be of interest then I read those that I select (and just like using the Google Reader to skim blog posts in general!). It's very simple to do this to the subject lines of the mail box containing the birding-aus posts.

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