Why is it so amzing when things get done?

Lindsay is pleased that Grant and I can help her out with Mailman (even though Mailman is a bit of a dog, it’s _way_ better than listserv, which would have looked good in about 1870). The only thing that Mailman really lacks is an email admin interface so I can administer it offline, but hey, networks are pretty common, so I can live with that for now.

But back to my point. Why is it so amazing when people are willing to help other people? It’s really a fairly damning comment on our society.

(Aside: what is it about Windows mail software which makes it so generally terrible?)

[tags: mailman listserv windows mailserver society]