Date: Sun, 8 Oct 1995 18:44:08 -0500

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: Re: student mondegreens/malapropisms; "fun"

i agree. i think of ads-l as infotainment. in between "useful" posts,

I see all e-mail lists as recreation, not work. Part of that may be

because I was e-mailing from home at night long before I had even a

computer in my office, much less any net connectivity there. Although

I do log on and check mail off and on during the workday, I still

consider it primarily what I do at night when my brain has turned off.

I have all list mail filtered into separate files, leaving only personal

mail in my regular mailbox. That makes it easy to leave the list mail

until later. I usually read it at night, during the time many people

do things like watch tv.

I do have to remind myself from time to time that some mailing lists

are primarily serious, of course. Another advantage of having my mail

filtered into separate files is that I can at least try to change my

behavior when I move to a different kind of list. I sometimes forget

to change, however.

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]