[Cdt-l] Are you on the 2013 Hiker Class List???

Brett blisterfree at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 12 03:02:53 CDT 2013

>>Fellow hiker, Liz Chaplin created this website to hopefully create more of
a community among our class, give centralized information to future

More, you say? More of a community? 

But, but... the cdt-l has a membership base of over 400 folks, ready and willing to "give centralized information to future classes." In fact I'm pretty sure that's what the list has been doing for well over a decade now. This is CDT Hiker Central, right here, is it not? We're humble looking, we know. A bit cantankerous in personality and old-fashioned in habit, to be sure. But you won't find a better resource on the topic at hand, though you may try.

>From a practical standpoint, the problem with us branching off into separate parts of cyberspace has always been that it doesn't unite us. Ultimately it divides us. It divides a relatively small but targeted knowledge base into factions that then don't communicate with each other. Something important ends up being discussed there, but not here, and vice-versa. An opinion is sought and advice given, but to the exclusion of some and the detriment of all. It's also rather clique-ish, as if to imply our dinner party isn't good enough in spite of the feast. How insensitive.

Go if you truly must, but please don't make our little cdt-l party have to bookmark you on your way out the door. That would be too much for us to bear.

PS - Nothing personal, of course. This is recycled sentiment only. Others have had the wandering eye in the past. 

- Brett

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