On Dec 12, 9:37 pm, Lew wrote:
(responding to the least interesting part of my post :-( )
James Dow Allen wrote:
(2) Skybuck: Publishing private e-mails without permission is
an etiquette No-no. (And perhaps even illegal in some cases!)
I doubt that it's illegal....
If you were to publish an email I sent you "privately", without a
non-disclosure agreement and absent my request to you to keep the
confidential, I would not even view that as an etiquette violation. I
that you do, but you may want to be more cautious in the future about
representing your opinion as a universal truth.
Lest gentle reader fear that Lew might be correct, you can read
Or use Google to discover that myriads of people regard
publishing private e-mail, whether legal or not, as an etiquette
Skybuck intended no offense, and gave no offense, so my comment
was intended as a gentle warning for future reference. Not about me
(with few secrets, or at least few of a type I'd disclose to a
but that *SOME PEOPLE* feel strongly about this.
Perhaps it's a generational thing. How old are you, Lew?
I was born in the Truman Administration. (Gak!)
You yung'uns scribbling on each others' Facebook Walls may
have a completely different view on privacy than us old fogeys. :-)
I don't know why e-mail and snail mail would be different. If I send you a
without my permission. You can see this in books where the author does
publish letters he's received. Lacking permission, he must disguise or only