Re: Us - An opinion

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From:Janice Mahoney <>
To:Linda E Durbin <>, Barry Rittman <>,
Date:Fri, 28 May 1999 11:46:48 -0500
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Here Here Linda!

Jan Mahoney

At 10:13 AM 5/28/99 -0500, Linda E Durbin wrote:
>It seems to me that one of the things that makes the Histonet work is the
>camaraderie that has developed over the years.  While the primary purpose of
>this server is to create an open forum to for the exchange of information
>about "Histology" we all bring our personalities to those exchanges - even
>if we never ask a question or write a reply.  And if the exchanges don't
>always have to do with "histological topics" is what we have to say any less
>valuable to the others on the Histonet?
>It seems to me that the "human" exchanges are part of what creates the
>environment of sharing.  All too often the "professional" persona can kick
>in and we become protective of what we know because it makes us special.
>The willingness to share is thwarted by our need to be perceived as
>"experts" or our fear of being perceived as wrong.  By sharing laughs and
>embarassments and human moments from time to time we help perpetuate the
>sharing environment that this server thrives on.  So instead of asking
>people not to respond, not to share what they know or feel and to always be
>"professional"  - lighten up and use the delete button.
>Just my opinion.
>Linda E. Durbin
>EXAKT Technologies, Inc.
>7416 N. Broadway Ext., Ste. E
>Oklahoma City, OK  73116
>Phone:  800.866.7172
>Fax:  405.848.7701
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Barry Rittman <>
>To: <>
>Date: Friday, May 28, 1999 8:59 AM
>Subject: Re: Us
>>Enough already!!
>>                                I do not want to appear to be prudish, but
>>the histonet is supposed to be for the exchange of  histology and related
>>ideas.  I keep having to delete messages condeming or praising  the "US"
>>letter. I wish him and her and whoever, luck in their relationships but I
>>personally do not want to hear anymore about it.
>>If you feel strongly one way or another about such letters  then please
>>respond directly to the originator and stop clogging the histonet service.
>>Love and peace to y'all.
>> wrote:
>>> Best button idea ever! Will this button series be Don Hammer's swan song?

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