Re: Plea (was ExI: Cognitive Extropians)

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Mon, 20 Jan 1997 18:20:48 -0800 (PST)

> In this dialogue you seem to be fond of putting words in my mouth, once you
> told me I was telling you to seek mystical nonsense, now you claim that I am
> telling you NOT to push buttons, I did not say that, why did you "hear" that?
> you might want to look at that.

I probably am misinterpreting your real beliefs as badly as you seem to
misinterpret mine, but that is a danger of ambiguous language. I strive
to use words as clearly as I can with their generally accepted meanings,
and I honestly try to interpret yours the same way. Certainly, our
differing backgrounds may lead us to use such common words differently,
which is why I like to use concrete examples such as my friend talking
to his mother, and analogies like the computer network.

If you think I misinterpret your words, rephrase them, define them,
exemplify them. I'll try to understand, but if my best attempt at
doing so evaluates them as nonsense, don't expect me to hesitate in
saying so.