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[Xmca-l] Re: The Problem with ListServs

Yes, GregMcV, it is the pre-dog-eared version, which is likely the only way to associate dog's ears with whales that I know to date. 

Of course there are ways of storing one's own emails and then searching one's email client for XMCA content, however, this cannot include the store of content appearing before one started on the list.

Furthermore, as I'd like to emphasize, this doesn't welcome newcomers, who may not know what to look for. Newcomers are not unintelligent folks who know nothing, they may not know the community and its rhythms, and they may not know what are established threads of thought that the community tends to congregate. Or for example what the controversies are. 

These are topics I've touched on when I first landed here, so forgive my repetitions.

GregMcV, I was also wondering what is Known? is this equivalent to wordpress? Is it a kind of content management system? I didn't quite understand your analogy of chess vs othello.

Kind regards,


From: xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu <xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu> on behalf of Greg Mcverry <jgregmcverry@gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2015 3:18 PM
To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: The Problem with ListServs


And a book about a whale using a language of the Web, that was funded
openly by the Web, is only available in the dog eared version.

I am not sure if Google Crawls and connects data of  searches using
internal search engines. That is an interesting question.

You can always tag material in your own inbox. Granted this is a solitary
function and does not take advantage of the crowd.

On Sun, Mar 29, 2015 at 5:11 PM Annalisa Aguilar <annalisa@unm.edu> wrote:

> My Gosh! $200 for a hardback about a sperm humpbacked whale!
> I think it does make an interesting presentation as a piecemeal work of
> Digital Turks, even if you prefer the dog-eared version, don't you think,
> mike?
> I'd like to offer that there is an awkwardness to using Google off the
> LCHC homepage, in that it's not at the fingertips, but also Google is not a
> private search engine (though it is a privately owned company), and so it's
> not a preference for that reason (I use duckduckgo.com for my web
> searching, for example).
> I'm not saying I refuse to search because of google on the LCHC homepage,
> but I'm still remiss that there aren't kinds of ways of searching contents
> that are organized in a curated presentation, and so dealing with the
> search box at LCHC home, one must know what one is looking for before the
> search. This doesn't really lend itself to being friendly to newcomers.
> I'm looking for ways to browse the contents of the XMCA that would be
> likened to the ways in which I might browse a bookstore, following my nose.
> Browsing and non-searchbox access would also allow novel topics to be
> saved or highlighted. Otherwise, those that might go off the beaten trail
> can be lost due to the weeds of time growing over new, trailblazing topics.
> The alternative is to commit them to memory, if one happened to be on the
> list at the time the topic popped up. This is not an elegant failure.
> I'm all for elegant failures, you see!
> :)
> Kind regards,
> Annalisa