Date: Mon, 16 Sep 1996 08:34:27 -0700
From: Daniel Kies Kies[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]WI.NET
Subject: Re: Beware the flood....
Daniel Long wrote:
It's not the thought of a possible flood of irrelevant and uninformed
QUESTIONS that frightens me. It's that we'll have even more uninformed
answers than we do now. ...
I wonder if medical research lists are clogged up with people sharing
their "theories" about babies being brought by the stork, and it being
possible for women to become pregnant from drinking after a man, etc.?
Danny Long is exactly right. I too am amazed by some of the postings to
the list. However, since many of us are educators, and since we all care
about language, shouldn't we think of this "flood" as an opportunity to
create a forum in which we can distribute good information about language
to the cyber-public?
Just a thought.
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