[TLUG]: ECMAScript ("Javascript") Version 4 - FALSE ALARM

Scott Elcomb psema4 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 27 16:09:40 PDT 2007

On 10/27/07, Brendan Eich <brendan at mozilla.org> wrote:
> On Oct 27, 2007, at 3:38 PM, Scott Elcomb wrote:
> > Not sure if you're active on Slashdot or not.  Would you mind if I
> > attached your message to the /. thread?  (I won't post it without
> > permission, and will mention "with permission" if it's provided.)
> You could instead hyperlink to:
> https://mail.mozilla.org/pipermail/es4-discuss/2007-October/001309.html
> I'm assuming readers who would benefit would know and bother to
> follow a link. (I stopped reading /. long ago, as having my own small
> children to look after involved less chin-wiping and was more
> edifying and entertaining. :-)

Lol.  I am also a father, and know exactly of what you speak.  :-)

The hyperlink (which was provided to TLUG earlier today) is the kernel
of my thought;  my suggestion is to "activate the marketing
potential"* of /. - by re-wrapping the original thread in a question
posed to "Ask Slashdot."  The whole idea of "anonymous journalists" is
reminiscent of recent articles in the mainstream media about the
quality of certain Wikipedia entries.

Regardless of the quality of /. articles, editors, or commentators, it
remains a communication nexus.

Just a thought.

* By this I mean, encouraging communication among those who don't
belong to the group "readers who would benefit" - a few years ago it
was conversations such as this that drew me inexorably into the world
of FOSS.

  Scott Elcomb

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