[OS X TeX] away from my mail

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Fri Feb 24 08:30:58 EST 2006

Le 24 févr. 06 à 14:12, Jason Davies a écrit :

> If I can indulge another anecdote,

And yet another one: a few years ago I was at Cambridge University  
(UK) when someone sent the announcement for a humanitarian event to a  
list (an alias) of university mailing lists (scuba-diving club,  
caving club, etc.). Then members of these lists, feeling upset at the  
unsollicitated message, started expressing concern or requested  
unsubscription. However, most of them sent the unsubscription request  
to the list of lists, only adding insult to injury. This quickly  
degenerated into shouting abuse. Finally the university had to block  
all lists temporarily, and took strict measures afterwards IIRC  
towards the person having originally created the list alias (ie the  
list of lists) even if the intention had been laudable (ie  
publicizing a humanitarian event).

The fun of academic life -- though not as fun as in David Lodge's  
books, certainly!

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