Re: apology for post

Ruby Rohrlich (rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Wed, 9 Aug 1995 12:31:36 -0400

Referring to your posting of 7/30, while I agree with you about the
length ofRobert Johnson's recent posting on planafloro,it is an
incredibly comprehensive document, and all you have to do is press "d"
for delete the moment you cease being interested, instead of which you
engaged in "flaming." Ruby Rohrlich

On Sun, 30 Jul 1995, Edward Gosfield wrote:

> hello all
> I hereby apologize to all for the posting complaining about RJ's long
> forwards of Amazonian politics. The original post was addresed to
> <anthro-l-owner@etc.> and intended as personal email, not for the list.
> This is a graphic (well,textual) illustraiton of how user error can result
> in unintentional publication of private messages. However, as a survivor
> of the '60s, I never say anything over a "private" communication circuit
> without assuming it is receivable by others (my own paranoia, but based on
> objective experience). I also never say anything about someone in private
> that I wouldn't say in public, at least if cornered, so I stand by my
> remarks. They were intended to be a form of feedback to HJ to contribute
> to a consensus regarding acceptable behavior.
> I still think RJ's ideas deserve consideration, although I find his style
> of presentation obnoxious and his manner of use of the list
> megalomaniacal. For myself, I attempt to be a lurker and learner, and in
> future will shut up unless able to contribute information of substance.
> with humble regret and chagrin
> edward gosfield