Date: Fri, 15 May 1992 11:55:00 BST
From: Lou Burnard <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: TEI List
The purpose of this ListServ is not to discuss how ListServ works or how
it could be made better, still less to be rude about people who haven't
read the instructions for using it.
I beg with utmost humility your gracious forgivenness for having dared to call
attention of people on the list unfamiliar with 'listserv' to some simple ways
to inconvenience many others by automatic messages -- in reply to an explicit
enquiry as to the cause of these messages.
It is for you to discuss how the TEI
draft proposals work, how they could be made better
Yes, Sir! Certainly, Sir! Undoubtedly, Sir!
(and by all means to
be rude about people who don't understand what *they* are for!).
Availability of the first chapter of TEI P2 to be published was
announced on this list several weeks ago. Have you read it yet? Do you
have any comments? There are several hundred people signed up for this
list; has none of you anything to say about it?
Not yet, Sir! promise to do it as soon as the exams and correction of papers are
Sir! God strike me dead if I disobey, Sir!
Your most humble, obedient and sinful servant who begs your gracious pardon -- a
worm writhing dejectedly in the dust and dirt of ignorance and manners.
==sganarelle aka [log in to unmask]