On Tue, 15 Jul 1997, Gary Handman wrote:
> OK...I trashed an earlier grumpy message before I hit the send message
> ("...now, Gary, calm down..."), but with the third or fourth impromptu
> "review" of Contact showing up, I feel I must put in my managerial two
> cents worth.
> VIDEOLIB is intended to serve as a working tool for video librarians and
> related media users/providers. One of the strongest features of the list
> has been its focus on specific issues and problems, and its lack of the
> usual banter and trivia which often show up on other lists. While I
> definitely appreciate enthusiasm for specific Hollywood films, I believe
> that the expression of this enthusiasm (without solicitation) does not
> belong on this list. Since I'm simply the technical manager of this list
> (I don't own it by any means), I'd be more than glad to shut up and sit
> down if the majority of other subscribers want to spin the list into this
> particular direction. As a single voice on the list, I certainly would
> find it rather terrible to lose our focus...
> What d'ya think?
> Gary Handman
> Media Resources Center
> Moffitt Library
> UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000