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From:  sminta
Date:  Fri Oct 22, 1999  10:05 am
Subject:  Re: Changes to the SW List?


I vote yes to both

Susan Moore

----- Original Message -----
From: Valerie Sutton
To:
Sent: Sunday, October 17, 1999 10:37 AM
Subject: Changes to the SW List?


> Sunday, October 17, 1999
>
> Good Morning Everyone!
> I opened my email box this Sunday morning, to two messages written in
> German! I read them and enjoyed them :-)
>
> Of course I know that those were supposed to be private messages - that
> happens sometimes - the Reply Button is just so easy to push!
>
> But this does bring up two questions that I have been meaning to ask all
of
> you anyway....
>
> 1. The SW List is only in English right now. Recently, someone wrote to
> ask if they could post messages in Portuguese, and I felt a little badly,
> but I said "no", assuming that it would be annoying to those who cannot
> read Portuguese. Do all of you want the SW List to be "English only"? How
> do you feel about that?
>
> 2. A long time ago, Paul Cowley was kind enough to setup another SW List
> that could accept attached files. If a person has an older computer, and
> cannot receive attached files, they would not be able to join such a list.
> The present SignWriting List is on LISTSERVE. The new list, that can
accept
> attached files, is not.
>
> So the question is...how many of you would like to switch to a SW List
that
> can accept attached files? That would mean that we could be sending
> SignWriting messages to each other, attached to our email messages, either
> as .gif or .jpegs, or files typed with the SignWriter Computer Program
too.
> Our email would become more of a "visual experience", as well as a verbal
> one.
>
> This would lead to complete email messages written in a signed language
> someday. After all, if we can type messages in German or Portuguese, why
> not a signed language?
>
> The one thing is...I don't want to manage TWO SignWriting Lists - I am
sure
> you can understand why! So if we ALL vote to move to a list that can
accept
> attached files, then I will talk to Paul Cowley about switching us over
> automatically...
>
> How do you all feel about these two issues?...
>
> In am happy either way :-)
>
> Val ;-)
>
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
> Valerie Sutton
>
>
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