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Re: Questions and comments

From: ALASTAIR AITKEN CLMS <A.Aitken@unl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 01 Feb 1996 10:10:07 +0000 (GMT)
To: www-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <01I0P1FH0QP695Q8L0@grid.unl.ac.uk>
This is a copy of a message I sent to Jim Merritt a couple of weeks ago.

>Jim Merritt wrote,
>
>> Please substantiate this.  My original posting was one - and ONLY one - 
>> sentence.  I maintain that you are lying.
>
>and earlier
>
>>     Actually, what it tells me is that they have information flow control 
>>     more like corporations than universities, and that they should look 
>>     there for possibly already configured solutions to their problem.  The 
>>     firewalls mailing list address such things commonly.
>>     
>>     Beats me why folks keep bringing in their own prejudices to a comon p 
>>     roblem.  A shame they are blocked by their own fears and wind up 
>>     re-inventing the wheel.  Ah well.....
>
>I replied that I had read that in an earlier post he had commented that the
>college in question had expelled a student for an improper download.  If I
>have misrepsented the source of this information then I apologise.  I was
>not lying, I was mistaken.
>
>I do not keep copies of this stuff but will search the list logs for the
>comment.
>
>Once again please accept my apologies if I misrepresented you but the
>over-reaction is quite unnecessary.
>
>Alastair Aitken (http://www.unl.ac.uk/~alastair/")

I confess to not understanding his reaction.  A year or so ago I helped him
install his www/gopher server and recently he helped a colleague of mine
install a news server.  His accusation that I was "lying" is therefore a
little difficult to fathom.  I was not aware that he might take offence at
what I had to say.

I did, however, attribute to him a comment that he maintains he did not
make.  For this I offer him my apology.

Alastair Aitken.
Received on Thursday, 1 February 1996 05:14:48 GMT

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