Re: the two questions

From: Bob Badour <>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 10:59:55 -0400
Message-ID: <474d826c$0$5272$>

Jon Heggland wrote:

> Quoth Brian Selzer:

>>"paul c" <> wrote in message
>>>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.

Agreed. Received on Wed Nov 28 2007 - 15:59:55 CET

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