> Ok, agreeably, there is more to a "software" group than just discussion of
> software development, or its use or its installation - but it's a standing
> joke around here that about the only thing you don't see in bionet software
> is things related to the problems associated with writing and using software
> in the biological field.
> I get
> more amusement from reading the list of subject lines in here than I get from
> rec.humour.funny on a typical day.
Then you must be sorely in need of amusement that you bother to read it.
Consider a pet.
> I believe in orthogonality - we have groups for discussing pure hardware
> problems and we have groups for discussion of purely biological problems,
> and the things which can't be resolved in either belong to that blissful
> area in the middle which is the fascinating interaction between disciplines.
> I just get annoyed that I can't see the discussion in that interface for
> all the noise coming from both sides.
Spare me/us the arrogance of pseudo-intellectual purity. Expending this much
effort to quell a discussion, particularly one that was started by a
question, is basically immature.
> Why can't we have a decent discussion on something like "What issues are
> involved in the automation of mapping procedures for a project like
> the Human Genome Mapping".
Perhaps you should begin one; that would be constructive.
> I will keep my mouth shut now maybe.
ernest at lenti.med.umn.edu