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Re: Non-linear full-2d writing (again)

From:R A Brown <ray@...>
Date:Monday, January 30, 2006, 19:58
Tim May wrote:
> David G. Durand wrote at 2006-01-30 11:14:52 (-0500) > > > Jefferson signed off the list, finding it unfriendly and > > uninteresting, which makes me regret my sharpness, as I think with > > communication in place, the discussion could have continued in an > > interesting direction. Like Sai, I'd never considered making a > > language out of a uniform grid and connectivity pattern that could > > be filled with symbols as needed. > > > I don't think you have anything to regret. Your analysis of the > problems of the thread was perceptive, and much less sharp than what > had already been exchanged.
I agree entirely. IMO David has anything to regret; I agree his analysis of the situation was very perceptive. I certainly helped to see what was happening, as I must admit I did find some of Jefferson's stuff not easy to follow. I thought David had cleared the air and made it possible for Jefferson, Sai & Paul to advance the thread in a more productive way. FWIW I have found this list the friendliest of any that I have been on. Indeed, I have left all other lists - but stay here because it is friendly. Occasionally, some of us may let off steam or write something we regret. But we apologize and/or heed Henrik wise words & get on with things as friends should.
> It's certainly a pity that he left. I think his insights could have > been productive, if he'd been willing or able to recognize that his > audience was unfamiliar with his underlying mathematical formalism, > and adapt his mode of expression accordingly.
Quite so.
> I almost posted to > make this point yesterday - I wish I had, now, perhaps it would have > made a difference.
Pehaps it would - but I would not put money on it. I think you have no more reason to reproach yourself than David has. Let's move on. -- Ray ================================== ================================== MAKE POVERTY HISTORY