In the long term it would be possible to some very cool stuff using irc.
IRC can offer a level of fast interactivity which a list such as this could
Common answers to questions asked could be stored into an irc 'bot'
so even when there aren't many people around to ask you could still
get a solution to a given problem by asking the bot.
If anybody is interested in prolog/CLIPS type expert systems, something
really cool could be developed.
Having said that - irc is normally a bunch of people having discussions
about rivalling technologies or just general off topic banter somewhat
like the ILUG socal list etc. But potential for more serious use is
However I dont think this list will likely become obsolete because of irc..
so don't panic dial-up folks!!
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From: Declan Moriarty [mailto:declan.moriarty at ntlworld.ie]
Sent: 24 April 2002 13:35
To: Irish Linux Users Group
Subject: Re: [ILUG] JUST NOT PRACTICAL
Was it Brian Foster who wrote on Thursday 25 April 2002 11:23:
> | Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 19:19:05 +0100
> | From: Ronan Cunniffe <ronan at cunniffe.net>
> | Quoting AJ McKee <aj at nevermindthebollox.com>:
> | ><snip> But this should not mean that we neglect the list either.
> | > Remembering the ICT Expo a big selling point of Linux was the
> | > availability of the list and its friendleness.
> | Let me second that! I'm on home dial-up, which is why anything
> | I ever post (all of, ooh, 5 things so far....) is usually done
> | waaay post 6 pm. If everything goes to irc, I'm locked out.
>> yep. another home dial-out user here, all paid for
> out of my own wallet. IRC, BBS, Websites, anything
> which requires me to stay on-line is too expensive.
>> and IRCs are not archived (AFAIK).
Me too (another dialup guy) - Although I work from home and am on and off
during the day many days. I'd never be on irc - life's too short for me.
There is an interesting side to irc sites which I have had a chance to
observe. People typically spend time on at the same periods each day. So
there can be subsets of any group who will develop friendships on an irc
And IRC is rarely worth archiving IMHO.
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