Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 19:50:48 -0500 From: Gerald Cohen Subject: Openness 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. --Gerald Cohen gcohen[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]