You asked for it: devel at lists.laptop.org summary, round 0

Mel Chua mel at laptop.org
Fri Oct 10 20:54:01 EDT 2008


Presenting: http://tinyurl.com/devel-summary
(or http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dgj7p8sm_14gdgffwds if tinyurl does 
not work)

What in the world?
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Many people have suggested list summarization for devel at . Michael and 
Mel decided to try it once to see how it went.


How?
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We wrote this document in three hours. The procedure was:

    1. Create google doc.
    2. Paste the pipermail thread-view into the doc.
    3. Chunk and write taglines until done.
    4. Write the search term index.
    5. Publish.


Questions:
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     * We don't know if this was fast or slow.
     * We don't know how we're going to update this summary next week.
     * We don't know what information is important to the consumers of 
devel@ summaries.


Please shout if you want something, if you can answer one of our 
questions, or if we could (should) have cut something. You get the idea.

Disclaimers
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(P.S. - We apologize in advance if:

     * our summaries are wrong, libelous, slanderous, salacious,
     * we bent, folded, spindled, or mutilated your post in the course 
of writing this summary,
     * our formatting burns out your eyes
     * ...

). If one of these calamities occurs, please feel free to do a better 
job yourself, next week. (if you can still see.)

Enjoy,

-Michael Stone and Mel Chua

PS: The authors can be reached for complaint and/or thank-you-cookies at 
{michael, mel}@laptop.org.


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