Re: Glyoxal hardening

From: Katharine Thayer ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 05/04/05-12:24:32 PM Z
Message-id: <4279135E.7855@pacifier.com>

Don Bryant wrote:
>
> Chris,
>
> > > I seem to have missed this discussion.... probably a good thing!  Did
> > > Chris start it?
> >
> >
> > I don't remember but I don't think so; does it matter? If you're that
> > interested you could look for a thread that contained the phrase "how
> > hard is hard enough?" in the subject line. It seems to me that it
> > started by someone asking how you know if your gelatin is hardened, and
> > I don't recall that person being Chris. But I don't see why it would
> > matter who asked the question.
>
> I asked the question originally; but I don't think it's worth the effort to
> rehash the topic like many gum topics have been rehashed repeatedly.
>
> I started to send this to KT but it would just set her off once again.

This last is exactly the kind of personal remark that I have argued has
no place on the list. It isn't useful, it isn't helpful, it doesn't
make sense even in the context of the present discussion, and it's the
kind of thing that makes very knowledgable people stop contributing to
the list because they say to themselves, who needs this? I don't need
this.

I simply shared an observation that related back to an earlier
discussion. Mark asked who started the earlier discussion, and I
answered basically, "who cares?" because to me it's the issues that
matter, not the personalities. I don't see anything particularly
incendiary about that response. Then suddenly here comes this personal
attack out of nowhere. I don't understand it, and I don't need it.
Katharine
Received on Wed May 4 19:20:29 2005

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