From: "Martin W. Johnson" <MWJ(--nospam--at)eqe.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 10:01:31 -0800
One of the things that I don't like about the shadow world of email is that it
is so immediate. I get a notion to respond to a message, I write it, and it's
gone. I generally try to write a draft of a message and sit on it for a while.
If I still like it a few hours later, I send it. This practice has probably
reduced my email by half. It also causes me to delete semi-humerous (or what
seemed so at first) remarks that tend to creep into my writing. For those of
you who prefer that I keep my messages more dignified, I'm sorry. However, I'm
not a very dignified type of person; you may have to put up with an occasional
Regarding my slow response time from the Dec. 3 meeting, sorry again. I have
been circulating a draft among the seismology and code committies for 2 months.
It has been slow getting anyone to do anything during the holiday season. I
think I am close to getting the final agreements, however.