[PD] pd~conf 2.0

Chris McCormick chris at mccormick.cx
Mon May 8 03:31:05 CEST 2006

On Sun, May 07, 2006 at 03:53:53AM -0400, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Mar 2006, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> > On Mar 24, 2006, at 10:24 PM, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
> > > Right now I'd like to hear _why_ another Pd Convention should happen.
> > > Well, I mean, apart from being _damn_ _fun_...
> > To me, that's not really a question that needs to be asked, but I'll answer
> > it.  So much can get accomplished in 10 minutes of face-to-face discussion
> > that would take days on the list.
> Why is the mailing-list so inefficient? What can be done to improve the
> mailing-list? Are there affective issues? If so, we might need a Simple
> Hug Transfer Protocol.

Don't you find that you learn a lot at conferences? I reckon that there
is no better search engine than asking a question of an expert, face
to face. This is simply because of the bandwidth involved. The speed at
which you can hone your request using conversation, body language, etc,
is much more efficient than IRC, mailing lists, or any other computer
based communications medium that we currently use. The mailing list is
fine, just suboptimal when compared with direct human interaction.


chris at mccormick.cx

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