Information Overload LO13251

Scott Simmerman (
Wed, 16 Apr 1997 20:01:50 -0400

Greetings, all. I've been traveling and of course, I went North and the
modem in the Powerbook went South ( hardware failure) so I've been QUITE
out of touch. I returned home to find a few hundred messages in the
in-box, including 19 list-serve digests each of about 40k. Wheeeee.

But I also noticed something that might be a trend.

In many places, including LO, I find reference styles changing more and
more. Where we would once offer information and ideas, there are more and
more messages simply stating:

"to get more information about this, go to (this URL)"
or check out my website at "XYZ."

Or, with a couple of keystrokes, we cut and paste a whole block of
reference citations. Fast.

What will we be looking at in a year or so. It's like the old Prison joke
where one guy yells out "104" and everybody laughs because they all
already know the joke.

What I do like about the list is the continual pleasant and cordial dialog
and discussion. May the Force continue,

For the FUN of It!

Scott Simmerman Performance Management Company 3 Old Oak Drive, Taylors, SC 29687 (USA) 864-292-8700 fax 292-6222

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