Why did I start the Vintage H.H. Scott Hi-Fi ListServ?
Simply, to improve the S/N ratio on the internet and build community by sharing
information. I believe Hermon Hosmer
Scott, the man, his company and his products deserve to be remembered and
preserved in this age of "consumable" consumer electronics.
But why should you join an (e)-mail list in an age where
the World Wide Web has such domination?
I hate junk mail. I mean I really hate it. I consider it an
absolute abuse of my freedom. And I wouldn't be surprised if you feel the same
way. I'm annoyed that my personal eMail address seems to have found its way
onto so many of those "ten-million-verified-eMail-addresses-for-you-to-mail-your-crap-to"
So I would never blame you for feeling very
cautious about divulging yours.
But that's the dark side. Non-junk e-mail offers some incredible
communication benefits: It lets us keep in touch. We can effortlessly share
news of original ideas, fixes, updates, schematics and other stuff that you
might really care about.
I respect your privacy, absolutely. I appreciate that you trust me
with something personal and valuable. No force on Earth could induce me to
divulge your private e-mail address for any reason . . . ever. Period.
Internet mailing lists aren't for just for ads, as some people mistakenly
believe. None of us likes "spamming" (unsolicited junk e-mail). There's
tons of sites devoted to e-commerce. Rather, Internet mailing lists are usually just
communities of people sitting around sharing and discussing one of their favorite topics
by e-mail, like vintage H.H. Scott history and products, for example.
Internet mailing lists have been around since about 1975. It was the first and
original type of online community, pre-dating Usenet, IRC, and the rest of the gang.
E-mail is universal. The mailing list format lends itself to calm, thoughtful, literate,
mature discussion, where relationships between the list members actually grow and deepen
over an extended period of time. Most Internet experts feel that the mailing list
format is the most civilized type of online community. This is an OPT-IN list, and we have
a copy of every subscription request on file. If you believe someone has subscribed you
against your will and do not wish to receive this newsletter, let us know and we will look into it for you. Or
better yet, save yourself some time and simply UNSUBSCRIBE
from the Vintage HHScott ListServ.
So, that said, the VHHScott ListServ is primarily for the community discussion
of vintage (1946 - 1966) H.H. Scott Electronics products. Their history, restoration,
repair, collection, comparison with rival competitors, and related issues and concerns, of
which there are certainly a good number on any given plate.
The e-mail address to post messages to this list is HHSCOTT@hhscott.com. Subscriber's messages are
automatically and instantly sent to all members of the VHHScott ListServ. All VHHScott
ListServ messages are also periodically posted on the VHHScott Forum,
within the "VHHScott ListServ Archives, Conference."
So, introduce yourselves. Ask your questions, state your opinions, air
your gripes. Be calm, be thoughtful, be literate, be mature! <g>.
But at least, be THERE!
Lee K. Shuster
Vintage HHScott Hi-Fi Archive
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA