Objection Noted

Voice Card  -  Volume 32  -  John Card Number 13  -  Mon, Jul 18, 1994 2:54 AM

This is a response to VC 32 Paul 3 ("I Object...")...

Paul and Stuart:

Thanks for commenting on my proposal (or pre-proposal) to share Archipelago with a wider audience. Basically Stuart votes yea and Paul votes a tentative nay.

In this instance I believe the nays have it. I accept Paul's assetion that our voice cards have been written in a personal, almost intimate atmosphere and that any abrupt, wholesale dumping of voice cards into the hands of strangers would, or at least could, be a violation of trust. Therefore, I think caution is in order.

Perhaps the solution, as Stuart has suggested, is to put out a selected edition of "greatest hits." Once the (difficult) selection is made, the various authors could be given a veto power over the publication of their own cards. Although not required by copyright law as I understand it, this policy would surely be in the best interests of the group.

All of this presupposes that the general public will WANT to read our harmless little voice cards. This remains to be seen.