Indus Script

Girish Jha gjha at STUDENTS.UIUC.EDU
Fri Sep 18 18:18:49 UTC 1998


I too had no problems. The site is great. BTW which God is represented in
that icon?


Girish Nath Jha
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On Fri, 18 Sep 1998, Jibunnessa wrote:

> Dear Dominique
> I've just had a look at the WEB site mentioned below,
> and had NO PROBLEMS!!!
> >>For more recent comments to the Indus Script decipherment
> >>problem see:
> >>
> >Once more time a fucking web site!
> >I was interested by content, not by a tremendously great
> >picture, consuming a lot of time and money before any
> >serious information appears!  I resigned before the end.
> Well, it's a shame that you did!  Though I don't have time
> to read through the articles at this precise moment in time,
> one thing I can say is that the picture on the front page is
> the only one really (+ the odd textual graphics on the contents
> page). All the other pages are just texts of probably interesting
> information.
> >I'll never know what could be interesting. The lesser internet
> >etiquette is to leave a choice to the user, not to act like an
> >contemtible American moneymaker!
> I don't think these are very helpful comments.  And to be so
> textually viscious because of one attempt to access that took
> longer than you hoped, is rather unfair!
> I'm actually very grateful to the merry band of people all over
> the world who can be bothered enough to take the time and trouble
> to set up and maintain WEB pages containing useful and interesting
> information/discussions (esp if they also contain bibliographies
> as well)!
> While I agree that some pages can be rather gimmicky and don't
> take the user into consideration when designing, this is NOT one
> of them!  And your comment about 'contemtible American moneymaker'
> is rather offensive.  What are you talking about?  What money?
> The site is simply disceminating information, and engaging in
> discussion!
> This is my first encounter with the WEB site in question and I
> have no vested interest in defending it.  However, let's NOT slag
> off other people's efforts with such poison WITHOUT REASON!
> Jibunnessa Abdullah
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