> I've just got back from holiday and it appears that a storm has been
> raging while I've been away. As THE individual that started the 'rant',
> (and genuinely forgot to add his name after it, although a quick look at
> the e-mail address should be enough in this case - email@example.com),
> I can assure you that I have neither the inclination nor the knowledge to
> inflict this kind of junk on what I regard as a very useful information
> resource. I was simply making a statement about content, impartiality and
> cultural misinterpretation which had been brewing in my head for some
> time. Nothing more, nothing less. Anyway, enough said, its time to get
> back to the grind stone.
> Ben (Halford)
> PERA Technology
> 0044 1664 501501 ext.516
> -----Original Message-----
> From: William D. Richards [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: 07 July 1999 23:43
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: spamming
> About a week or so ago, an individual started a rant against people
> posting "advertisements" on the RP-ML.
> I have a strong suspicion that this individual may be trying to teach the
> list a lesson by posting the RP-ML email address on various SPAM systems.
> We may have to put up with this for a while until this individual's temper
> tantrum runs its course.
> He clearly missed a terribly important truth: If rapid prototyping is
> going to grow beyond anything more than a laboratory curiosity, or at best
> a gimmick, then we need to explore and promote the commercial applications
> of rapid prototyping.
> The vast majority of us on this list have hitched our wagons to this star,
> this technology which is still, arguably, in its infancy. Many of us are
> in direct business competition with one another. Many of us have worked
> long and hard to come up with techniques and processes to make these RP
> machines fulfill on their promise and help us make a living. I can't ask
> any of you to disclose your hard won work for free.
> The business discourse on the RP-ML is just as important as the technical
> information -- and sometimes the two are the same. To try to build the RP
> industry without considering the business side of it would be like
> building a bridge without supports; you can only go so far before it
> Sure, I find some of these long-winded ;) press releases annoying; I just
> jump past them to the next letter. But without them, I wouldn't know when
> there was a new material available for my process, or a cheaper way of
> getting something done which means higher profit (more money in my pocket)
> than what I would have gotten. The more money my company makes, then the
> more likely I am going to keep my job and put food on the table.
> I guess the saddest thing about all this is that the one individual who
> should be reading this, won't. His loss. By the way, I have this sudden,
> inexplicable urge to rave about... ...Keltool... ;)
> Bill Richards
> /| Virtual Concepts Design ...Where the Virtual |
> | | Becomes REAL! |
> | | 696 Paine Rd. |
> | | North Attleborough, MA 02760 |
> | | Phone/Fax:(508) 695-0534 |
> | | e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.virtcon.com |
> | !_____________________________________________________!
> >Looks Like a few of us tried to be helpful and contact Amazon.
> >Lets hope this does not become and on-going problem.
> >Paul McDonough
> >email@example.com wrote:
> >> Doug,
> >> I have also contacted Amazon.com through email, and supplied them with
> the rp-ml
> >> address to remove from their mailing list.
> >> It seems that someone setup a subscription with amazon.com using the
> >> address as the account address. I tried to go into the subscription
> account and
> >> delete the subscriptions, but it does not seem to work.
> >> I don't know if Amazon can find out who set up the subscriptions in the
> >> place.
> >> Kevan Jones
> >> Manager, IT
> >> CEMCOM Corp.
> >> For more information about the rp-ml, see http://ltk.hut.fi/rp-ml/
> >For more information about the rp-ml, see http://ltk.hut.fi/rp-ml/
For more information about the rp-ml, see http://ltk.hut.fi/rp-ml/
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.2 : Tue Jun 05 2001 - 22:52:08 EEST