RE: [midatlanticretro] Re: This Sat: Moving of the IBM Series 1 mini Party. Anyone have a terminal?
>>> We're up against demographics even more so. In the class I taught thisfall, there were 16 males, one female. It is worth it to have diversity
however. Let's not needlessly offend people who may someday read these
messages, I agree. Bill
>> Quit bitching .... oops, "complaining". :-) -Evanthe "cancel" button. As President and Co-Founder of MARCH, as the person who
> Evan, I think you clicked the "send" button on that message, instead of
sets policy, do you have anything else to post? Also: a poster in this
thread, sent a private apology to me and some MARCH officers. I appreciate
My post was meant to lighten things up. If prospective new members couldn't
see that, regardless of gender, then ... that's their problem. Yes, I
could've said all the right things to be politically correct. But I think
that in a group of 99.999% male nerds, we have to tolerate some sarcasm and
guys-being-guys. That being said, I think we all do a pretty good job
around here of NOT letting our discussions deteriorate into caveman-speak.
(Not that there's anything wrong with being a caveman. I apologize to any
cave-people offended by my comment.) So anyway, unless any of our members
get out of hand (which only happened once, and THAT guy got himself banned),
then my vote it to keep things loose.
I don't think the posters in question did anything to apologize for.
>>> We all had a nice dinner in Wilmington DE and talked some timeafterwards about computer collecting, teaching and history. We had a good
time, and I was well-informed by the discussion.
Wish I could've been there, but Bill interrupted football season.