Christmas Interruptions (and SPAM)

Jonathan Robie jwrobie at
Tue Dec 23 20:37:16 GMT 1997

At 11:17 AM 12/23/97 -0500, Steven R. Newcomb wrote:
>No.  As a practical matter, where obnoxious anonymous speech is
>concerned, there are only two choices: respond with counteracting
>speech, or pretend it's not happening and wait for it to stop.
>The former choice, responding with more speech, is at best a waste of
>our time.  Nobody on this list is persuaded by this infantilism
>anyway, so there's nothing to counteract.
I hope you are right. After a racist spam like that, I think it is good
that Henry and Peter have treated this as a real problem, and I hope that
the blacks who participate on this list know that they are welcome here.

jonathan at
Texcel Research

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