Re: the two questions

From: Brian Selzer <>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 16:10:13 GMT
Message-ID: <Fpg3j.66042$>

"Jon Heggland" <> wrote in message news: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.

I'm so glad it amuses you.

> --
> Jon
Received on Wed Nov 28 2007 - 17:10:13 CET

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