Re: the two questions

From: Jon Heggland <>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 08:15:39 +0100
Message-ID: <fij4j7$8gh$>

Quoth Brian Selzer:

> "paul c" <> wrote in message 
> news:Xe_2j.59897$cD.42277_at_pd7urf2no...

>> In fact, your examples are pointlessly vague, even wanton, as the general
>> lack of appreciation by people here shows. Taken to unnecessary extremes,
>> anything is bad. Over-precision by fatuous technocrats and other mystics
>> is a tremendous cost, complication and waste in modern society.
>> I'll grant that over-precision is also possible by people who have no axe
>> to grind but are simply mis-guided as to what purpose they are trying to
>> achieve. Usually those types stop yelling about it after a while.
>> Before the internet encouraged such vocabulary-on-steroids, these
>> pointless conversations were labelled "contemplating infinity" and little
>> school kids could recognize it for what it was. Today they are more
>> easily confused.
> Can anybody out there follow the incoherent rant above?

Certainly. I think it is one of Paul C's best posts ever.

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