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    Tread with more than two ends?

    Hi ladies,

    I know, G-Shock is five times more important than watchmaking of all times,
    and I shoud place my question in the according section of WUS. But I get
    shocks free of charge, and will not pay for a G-Shock. Therefore I'm forced
    to place my question here:

    Am I the only who thinks that a thread is an object with two ends, and not
    somthing like an upside down tree, with bothersome search for the last entry?

    Regards, Roland Ranfft

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    Re: Tread with more than two ends?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roland Ranfft View Post
    Hi ladies,

    I know, G-Shock is five times more important than watchmaking of all times,
    and I shoud place my question in the according section of WUS. But I get
    shocks free of charge, and will not pay for a G-Shock. Therefore I'm forced
    to place my question here:

    Am I the only who thinks that a thread is an object with two ends, and not
    somthing like an upside down tree, with bothersome search for the last entry?

    Regards, Roland Ranfft
    Roland, I have no idea what this has to do with G-Shocks but...

    In the real world, a thread is an object with a beginning and an end and is linear. In the virtual world in which we now live, the term 'threading' AFAIKT started with usenet in the middle 80's. A newsreader called 'rn' (reader news) caused an upsurge in posting and reading because it had nice features such as kill files (he's a flamer, just don't even display his posts), etc.

    Topics tended to vary in subsequent posts and a subtopic of posts became to be called a 'thread' with the introduction of 'trn' - (threaded reader news). In the late middle 80's almost all posters on Usenet were using trn.

    When viewed as a whole, posts do indeed begin to appear as an upside down tree.

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it
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    Re: Tread with more than two ends?

    I know what you mean about the last entry - in this format it could be in the middle of the thread. Linear is my favored style also. If you want to refer to a post, quote it and let it show up at the bottom of the thread to keep the linear progress intact. But it's not our sandbox, and adapting won't kill anyone.

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    Re: Tread with more than two ends?

    Well, threads are typically made up of mutiple strands of material...they aren't single contiguous strip. So you could imagine that the "upside down tree" is the unraveling of a thread that started with a single, clear point/objective and then got worn down by the interaction with dozens of other people, coming apart and fraying into multiple "ends". Gotta love chaos.
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    Re: Tread with more than two ends?

    Quote Originally Posted by AbslomRob View Post
    Gotta love chaos.
    As long as it's controlled
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    Re: Tread with more than two ends?

    Hi Eeeb,

    oops, everything cancelled.

    Just found the feature to display the threads inline - happy again.

    BTW: There is no relation to the G-shock section. I simply first looked for
    the section with most visitors to place my question, and was astonished that
    G-Shock has five times the importance of the last 500 years' watchmaking

    Regards, Roland Ranfft

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    Re: Tread with more than two ends?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roland Ranfft View Post
    ... I simply first looked for
    the section with most visitors to place my question, and was astonished that
    G-Shock has five times the importance of the last 500 years' watchmaking

    Regards, Roland Ranfft
    Ain't it the berries!! (an amusing statement of disgust)

    Our only consolation is their attachment to WUS tends to be very ephemeral...
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Tread with more than two ends?

    Young people tend to like useless hi-tech with lots of useless buttons and functions.



    I am a linear guy myself.

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