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:zz: Charlie Harris, as I live and breathe!
- To: zigzag@xxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: :zz: Charlie Harris, as I live and breathe!
- From: Ted Nelson <ted@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 08 Dec 1998 20:02:03 +0900
- Cc: ted@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Judy Harris <72073.1211@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Reply-to: zigzag@xxxxxxxxxx
I'd like to introduce my very-long-term friend and college
roommate Charlie, who I didn't expect to see turn up here.
The author of the famous line
"A man without faith is like a fish without a bicycle."
(This was later coopted by the woman's movement.)
And husband of author-of-the-hour Judith Rich Harris,
whose surprise views are shocking the psych. establishment.
(See the fascinating page listed at the bottom.)
At 01:00 AM 12/6/98 -0400, you wrote:
>On another mailing list, niteowl@slumberland, they've been
>debating whether to add a distinctive prefix to their Subject
>lines, to make filtering and filing easier. I just sent them
>the following comment:
>Meg F wrote:
>> If a prefix is added, then how about 'ZZ'? ;-)
> First I chuckled.
> Then I thought "Great idea!"
> Then I thought "Uh oh, not ZZ!" because another mailing list that
>I'm on deals with software called Zigzag, and I know they use a
>Subject line prefix.
> When I checked, though, I found that the Zigzag list doesn't use ZZ.
>Their official prefix is "[zigzag]". However some of the individual
>contributors also use their own prefix, such as ":zz:".
> This leads to Subject lines like:
> Subject: [zigzag] Re: [zigzag] :zz: Re: [zigzag]
> Re: [zigzag] :zz: Childhood influence on ZZ? :-)
> --Charles Harris xchar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> webmaster, The Nurture Assumption home page:
>P.S.: Normally I wouldn't be sending email this early in the night
>(only a little past midnight). See the "Last updated" time on the
>web page above for a more representative indication of my active hours.
Theodor Holm Nelson, Visiting Professor of Environmental Information
Keio University, Shonan Fujisawa Campus, Fujisawa, Japan
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Quotation of the day, 98.12.06:
"Would that we could control all the side effects of our actions!" TN