Hi Charles & others,
I don't intend to specify whether or not I am a parent, grandparent or
otherwise, but suffice to say that unless I had an interest in
industrial-ecology I would not have joined this list.
Unfortunately, I believe that the comments that have pervaded the list and
my PC over the last few days have little to do with the topic of
industrial-ecology and more to do with the personal umbrage of readers. It
seems to me to have been a real classic example of the "shooting the
messenger and ignoring the message".
My value on the content of this list has been irreparably damaged and I now
propose to unsubscribe and leave the discussion of other peoples
interpretation of yet other peoples intentions to anyone who wishes to hold
a different view to the person who expressed the view in the first place. I
expect, and hope, that this last comment is as confusing as it is intended
to be. It represents my current opinion on the state of the minds of the
In conclusion may I point out that I am extremely lucky to live in a self
governing, democracy where I can feel quite free to hold any legal view
that I wish, and where I feel free to accept any other legally held view
that another person may wish to hold or express.
(p.s - Don't let it get to you Charles!)