[IAEP] Why #sugar should be logged - a plug for transparency and ease of use.

Jeff Elkner jeff at elkner.net
Tue Jan 12 17:54:59 EST 2010

Hi All,

II have two personality quirks that often get in my way: I have a
great deal of trouble multitasking, and I would loose my head were it
not attached to my shoulders.  What I need from a computer are tools
that complement my limitations, and help me be more productive.  irc
can be such a tool, particularly in combination with logging.

I'm a regular user on #schooltool.  I go there to ask questions about
schooltool, and participate there in on-line meetings about the
development of schooltool.  I don't worry about trying to take notes
or record what happens on the channel, that all happens
*automatically*.  If I think later... "Oh, yeah, we discussed that
back in the first week in October."  No problem, just go here:
http://schooltool.pov.lt/irclogs/ and look through the dates around
the time I remember the meeting happening.

I was surprised to find out that there was no logging on #sugar, and
it keeps me from wanting to hold any real discussions on the channel.
I go there to find if folks are around, then ask them to meet me on
google talk, so that I can automatically get a log of what we discuss.
 It would like to make most of these conversations available to the
rest of the community, but I don't have the time to log and publish
them myself.

Is there a good reason why we don't auto log the channel?

jeff elkner

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