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]ra.msstate.edu)