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Subject: Re: [motm] Flash! Elhardt nukes AH whining!

From: The Old Crow <oldcrow@...>
Date: 2000-07-30

On Sat, 29 Jul 2000 davevosh@... wrote:

> p.s. - does anyone know what the origins of this antipathy i see
> between this list ( which i normally find very interesting ) and the
> "ah" list ( not as consistently interesting but i`ve seen some good
> stuff over the last week or so ) ? can`t we all just get along ?

The schism for me lies in the fact that this list has a majority of
people interested in doing some freestyle engineering on the hardware
whereas AH (which I can never stand to join for more than 2 days per year)
always seems to be all about attitudes and nothing about technology or
even musical art. No doubt something worthwhile ends up on AH from time
to time, but I just don't have the time to filter out all the posturing
and other variant crap to find it.

I like synthesizer ∗design∗, not endless cycles of animosity over who's
currently hippest in wrenching t3kn0 machine noise from their toys. A
list filled with folks that like to solder suggests a level of enthusiasm
quite above the rwars on AH.

(And even for those who buy their MOTM stuff pre-built, it suggests to
me that folks want quality stuff and I'm happy to be in such company).