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What’s in a mob?

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Scoble’s reaction to Tim O’Reilly’s response to the code of conduct:

It, even, looked a lot like a mob because the feedback was so consistently anti the proposal. Anyway, I was just reading my feeds and saw that Tim O’Reilly responded with a lengthy post.That’s how to respond to a mob. Take on their concerns head on and remain calm.

Does a consistent anti-proposal feedback make a mob? Well, there I am anti uniform code of conducts, so is Johnnie and Euan and Hugh and Damien and Jackie and many others that I rate. Does it mean we are a mob or even a part of a mob? Just wondering because that would, in the words of Scoble, make me feel uneasy.

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2 Responses to “What’s in a mob?”


  1. Jackie Danicki
    on Apr 13th, 2007
    @ 20:29 pm

    From Princeton University definitions of mob:

    # a disorderly crowd of people
    # syndicate: a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities
    # gang: an association of criminals; “police tried to break up the gang”; “a pack of thieves”

    The language here is sloppy – I wouldn’t worry about being part of a mob. We can’t help it that there are so many others who are as right as we are. ;-)


  2. Adriana
    on Apr 14th, 2007
    @ 10:27 am

    Ah, but words are the litmus paper of the minds… :)

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