Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 19:50:48 -0500
From: Gerald Cohen gcohen[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UMR.EDU
I side with the proponents of openness for the ads-l postings.
"Non-professionals" should be very welcome for the insight they may bring
from their respective backgrounds. Ditto for students, who bring may lack
the breadth of knowledge of their professors but who bring a fresh look to
their new field of study.
The insights and potential contributions of these two groups should be
sought out and developed. And their questions should be encouraged, since
questions often lead to insight.
gcohen[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]umr.edu