ANSTHRLD - Further clarification... unofficial
rjt at acm.org
Tue Feb 23 07:50:40 PST 1999
You may set the parameters under which you are willing
to work, but I would prefer to go the other direction
except where a legal issue is involved. In particular,
reports are _much_ easier to build and send via email
than by hard copy and it is _much_ easier to extract
from a report to you to build a report to your
superior with email than with hard copy.
Most of the world is going toward email as the
definitive media. The only difficulties are
the need for privacy and signatures. Both
of these can be handled with encryption, but
neither should be a problem here.
You may argue that email is about as far away
from medieval recreation as possible, but we
do not shrink from using phones, copiers,
and ball point pens in getting the SCA work
Email is a tool which allows us to get more work
done in less time. Heavy use of paper communications
will add time to all processes.
My opinion - and worth what you paid to get it
Caelin on Andred
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-heralds at Ansteorra.ORG
> [mailto:owner-heralds at Ansteorra.ORG]On
> Behalf Of Bordelon, Wendel
> Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 1999 8:23 AM
> To: 'heralds at Ansteorra.ORG'
> Subject: ANSTHRLD - Further clarification... unofficial
> Greetings to all assembled here! Star does hope that this etheral
> communcation finds you well and at peace with the world.
> At the plenary chapter meeting held at Westgate last weekend much was
> discussed. I presented several topics that I expected to be
> To my surprise they seem to have caused less aggitation then
> one policy
> statement. Daniel summarized the statement as:
> "Star says that e-mail doesn't count as an official means of
> communication. It's gotta be paper if it's official."
> This summary is close to the message I had intended to convey but not
> correct. The fault of the misunderstanding is of course mine
> because I did
> not provide this statement in printed form. A better summary
> would be that
> official communications must be on paper. My complete (unofficial)
> statement is included below. The final offical policy will be
> published in
> the AG.
> Read the statement and give it some thought then let me know
> what you think.
> Policy statement presented at Westgate...
> "All items that of "formal communications" or "for the record" wil be
> submitted on paper. This will include report, applications for office,
> resignations from office, notification of warrent, and
> submissions. E-mail
> and telephone will continue to be used for informal
> communication such as
> commentary, knowledge sharing, status queries and other day to day
> communications and coordination."
> Francois la Flamme, Star
> star at bmc.com
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