Hindi PC DOS announced

Tobias Grote-Beverborg grotebev at UNI-KOELN.DE
Thu Sep 25 17:16:53 UTC 1997

Hello everybody,
as I'm the one who distributed the article I should forward this message of
Mr. Russell who's not a member of this list.
I also allowed myself to forward the mails from Indology concerning
to him.

At 08:57 25.09.1997 -0400, rrussell at ibm.net wrote:
>Palaniappa at aol.com wrote:
>> In a message dated 97-09-24 06:43:19 EDT, grotebev at UNI-KOELN.DE quotes Rob
>> Russell as saying<SNIP>
>Hello and pardon me for making a correction.
>What was presented were not my words.
>> This message shows Mr. Robert Russell's apalling ignorance and insensitivity
>> towards the feelings of non-Hindi speakers. Adding insult to injury is his
>> cheerleading for the linguistic arrogance of Hindi-nationalistic
>> policy-makers in Indian Government. As far as I am concerned, the Official
>> Language Day is a day in infamy.
>Appalling misunderstanding, I'm afraid, as the basic premise is wrong.
>They were *not* my words. My words were along the lines of "here is a
>press release that may interest AIM mailing list readers".
>Care should be taken with all news services, including moderated lists,
>as words are taken out of context and may be edited! A check should be
>made with the source, before accusations and assumptions are passed
>along. I am appalled that something I simply presented for discussion
>can so easily be misconstrued, although I appreciate why that occurred.
>I repeat, it was a press release and I was passing it along as a matter
>of interest. Do not invest in it moral judgements on my part!
>Robert Russell.
>rrussell at ibm.net, rob at apic.net

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