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Re: Federated, decentralised communication on the internet

On Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 10:47:24PM +0000, Brian wrote:
On Wed 21 Mar 2018 at 16:41:25 -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:

On 03/21/2018 03:47 PM, Brian wrote:
> On Wed 21 Mar 2018 at 12:05:53 -0400, Miles Fidelman wrote:
> > On 3/21/18 11:48 AM, Charlie Gibbs wrote:
> >
> > > On 21/03/18 01:00 AM, tomas@tuxteam.de wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > My problem with "social networks" is that they're monopolies. Imagine
> > > popping down to the local pub for a pint and a bit of conversation, only
> > > to find that it's part of a huge chain run by a transnational
> > > conglomerate.  I much prefer the Usenet model, although web sites that
> > > let you leave messages come pretty close. What I don't like are those
> > > web sites that make you log in through Facebook in order to post.  Since
> > > I don't have a Facebook account and never will, such sites will have to
> > > do without my pearls of wisdom.  :-)
> >
> > Maybe we should move back to USENET.  It worked pretty well, and it's still
> Maybe we should just continue to talk about email in this thread. Keeps
> it on-topic etc. Feel free to contribute to it.


Eh? Does anyone understand this remark?

I do. It is a reference to the Spanish/English idiom "The pot calling the kettle black" [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_pot_calling_the_kettle_black]. The direct implication of that idiom is that the pot is ALSO black, but is accusing the kettle of being so. The implication of Richard referencing that idiom is that you are guilty of the same thing you are accusing Miles of, viz, getting off topic.

For the record, very many OT sub-threads to threads I began have been

They are up there in the Hall of Fame. Never to be forgot.

One liners which are nominally ON-Topic, much less so ;/

So be it: back to discussing email, then.

For more information, please reread.

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