You know, friends, the net/web is a neutral tool, like a hammer that can drive
nails for shelter or bash heads. Our list is one of the diminishing examples of
an entirely solid and wholesome use. It is irrelevant that the format is out of
date. The combined knowledge of the participants makes for a very high
likelihood of finding actual facts and information here. By contrast, the
newer, spiffier, easier formats fill up with misinformation both due to
ignorance and due to mischief or even malice. I have no idea the percentage,
but I find most widely disseminated information on the web to be faulty in one
way or another. These days, I take none of it at face value -- just use it as
another data point in an effort to learn.
So, with our obsolete email forum, we really have the best of it, and in the
words of the old Scotts toast, "here's to us, who's like us!"