Down with Discussion Lists

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Posted on May 12, 2007 12:53 PM in Computers
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It is just me, or are discussion lists really old school?

Because I'm interested in microformats, I decided to join the microformats-new discussion list about a month ago. Since then, I've been dealing with those silly "digest" emails that are hard to follow due to the spread out nature of topic content, and seemingly impossible to link to on my blog if I wanted to.

Today I read over at MozillaZine that Mozilla has announced pre-release announcement lists for Firefox and Thunderbird. Luckily enough, because the announcement list has also been set up as a newsgroup, Google Groups also has its own view of the newsgroup. If you know Google, then you know there's probably a web feed involved, and sure enough, there is.

The question remains, though: when will discussion lists finally go the way of Crystal Pepsi?


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