1994-06-01 - Re: Cypherpunks’ Electronic Book 4

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From: kentborg@world.std.com (Kent Borg)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1994-06-01 03:37:55 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 31 May 94 20:37:55 PDT

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From: kentborg@world.std.com (Kent Borg)
Date: Tue, 31 May 94 20:37:55 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re:  Cypherpunks' Electronic Book 4
Message-ID: <199406010337.AA25412@world.std.com>
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An important frustration from this electronic age: Information moves
so easily now but people move no more quickly than before.  Changes to
CEB should not be a continuous process.  Changes need to happen slow
enough and in meaningful enoug chunks that someone other than the
author can keep up.  I think this means digests of the changes,
digests which are readable in their own right--not mechanical
diffs--should both detail *and* summarize for those who recently read
the old copy.

Refereing might dove tail nicely with keeping the whole thing stable
enough to be usable.

-kb, a Kent with a thick enough protective coating of ignorance to
avoid most of the work...

Kent Borg                                                  +1 (617) 776-6899
          Proud to claim 28:15 hours of TV viewing so far in 1994!