From: "Ron Iles" roniles at eircom.net> on 2001.07.24 at 02:50:10(7101)
Hi StellaJ! (Please is that the name you like
to be called?)
Should not snails be more for the folks with no
convenient on-line facilities, no local internet Cafes, no on-line friends,
unable to afford printers? Obviously there are people who NEED
hard copy regardless & this is understandable.
Would CDRW be good for storing ALL the increasing
IAS Member Resources?
I understand the resistance to going on-line, it can
be addictive & if one is not careful it devours time mean't for
other far more important things. But used objectively it is a brilliant
An incredible convenience, on-line saves time,
money, patience & emails get wanted plants so quickly, whereas
writing letters can take months or years. It also enables all you
so eloquently praised by Geoff to do things
that really are not possible without. Please, please chaps
& chappesses, get on line we can minimise snail. The IAS
workers can then divert energies into knowing each other more positively
& truly as build our formidable group more & more to represent
arguably the most wonderful group of plants on this
And by the way, although I have a CD
player & recorders for casual convenience, I prefer fine LPs on valve
equipment, mono LPs better than many stereo, having so many noble voices on
disc, but best of all I like the best pre-microphone voice records made
Contrary to what maybe some expect, I am not a with
it, should be dead mature whizz kid, (paraphrasing Oscar W.), "I have
simple tastes, I just like the the best". Old, or new, the best.
For rich rapid word, picture communication, on-line takes some
beating. PLEASE read my supplications in the News
And thank you for the goodness, Jill & Geoff
& all the counless others.
And while we are at it let's make this forum even
more fun, enjoyable & positive, respecting differences &
dignities. Lets make it something we can be proud of, not
just chat but fine fine debate, bearing in mind that sometimes people are
overworked and tired & so don't always see the
subtleties. If something is too much too much, maybe that's not
what they mean at all. I am privileged to have many friends
& d'yuh know some of 'em are even American.
Has anyone got Spathiphyllum atrovirens, S.
quidiuense or S. lechlerianum?
I now have a hybrid with double "butterfly" spathes,
And a giant with 16" spathe.
What about a PPP for exchange? (A PLANET PLANT
Yours as subtle as a brick,