future technology for the INDOLOGY list

Jean-Luc Chevillard jean-luc.chevillard at UNIV-PARIS-DIDEROT.FR
Thu Aug 16 22:12:31 UTC 2012

I DO agree with Jan.

If the format is not comprehensible, it will not survive.

Among the oldest surviving items
which are part of "scientific discourse",
we see the clay tablets ...
(because each one of them can be separately
understood [and/or falsified])

If the software does not seem to care for preserving,
as individual textual entities,
singular scientific statements,
why would anyone care to post anything?

In the current framework (used by Liverpool_INDOLOGY),
everyone is responsible for the "compréhensibilté"
(i.e. "being understandable or not")
or what he/she writes.

If Gruenendahl disagrees with E.Franco,
they are not glued together in a higher-level
abstract higher-level-statement
(uttered by an inexisting "compromis" [or go-between]
[however convinced Gandhi was by the "beauté du compromis :-)
((I am quoting from the French translation
(by Pierre MEILE)
of Gandhi's autobiography
and do not have the original at hand)).

INDOLOGY should strive
to continue to allow SINGULAR people
to make (well informed) SINGULAR STATEMENTS,
and for those statements to be (faithfully) recorded.

-- Jean-Luc Chevillard (Pondichéry)

On 17/08/2012 02:43, Jan E.M. Houben wrote:
> Dear Dominik,
> This example does not look very convincing / inspiring to me ...
> Jan
> On 7 August 2012 12:09, Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk at gmail.com
> <mailto:wujastyk at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Here are some examples of what a "bulletin board" looks like.
>       * http://www.phpbb.com/showcase/?sid=bdaba11d6613123df04e088fce4b2cba
>     D
>     On 7 August 2012 11:15, Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk at gmail.com
>     <mailto:wujastyk at gmail.com>> wrote:
>         At some point in the future, this INDOLOGY list will need an
>         update or overhaul.  Looking around at the software that's
>         available, it looks as if we would have the choice between
>         continuing with an email-based discussion forum very much as we
>         do now, or switching to a "bulletin board" style of system,
>         which would be manipulated through a website.  It would be nice
>         to have both in one package, but so far I haven't found that
>         (except Google groups, which I'd prefer not to use for other
>         reasons).
>         I've put together a simple poll to ask your opinion.  Would you
>         vote here please?
>           * http://votebin.appspot.com/HJTGLCGH
>         If there's an option I haven't thought of, you can add it.
>         Best,
>         Dominik Wujastyk
>         INDOLOGY list manager
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