[vcf-midatlantic] 8080 programmer trainer

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Jul 30 14:47:34 EDT 2020

On 7/30/20 2:39 PM, Dave Wade via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>>>      Of course there's nothing wrong with it.  People are just lazy
>>>> and inconsiderate.
>>> Yes yes..but what make model is it?  We can just look on the web for
>>> existing photos?  problem solved.
>>     Good point. ;)
> The problem with not allowing images is that any links to images are liable to vanish rendering the archive of such messages pointless.
> Most of the free image store sites are struggling to make money and clamping down on image links and closing or reducing...
> Some, like PINTEREST make you sign up before you look at them....
> ... I think some one said "a picture paints a thousand words and its probably true...

   Thus the problem with using free image services.  I have my own 
servers, so I (and only I) determine when content becomes unavailable, 
but people who think that's "too much work" just end up providing 
expiring content.  Life is a trade-off.

   One possible approach would be to have some server space set aside 
for this mailing list's content, and let people put stuff there.  The 
classiccmp mailing lists, while otherwise dysfunctional, provide this 
and it works out quite well.

   But then we're back to the problem of people thinking it's ok to just 
dive in and use tools without first learning anything about them.

   Google "Eternal September".


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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