david gobel (
Wed, 13 Jan 1999 10:19:32 -0800

As I read the various threads, I am struck by one thing - the written word, english, human language is very hard pressed to convey sufficiently accurate and precise meanings. It's as though the "computer" is barred by the imprecision of its own language. Its like seeing the OZ of language hiding behind the curtain and he's having a devil of a time keeping up with you guys...

Many of the conversations go thru an evolution of : an idea, assertion, or announcement, followed by simple interesting reactions/coments, followed by secondary reaction/beliefs, followed by rebuttal, then semi-personal attacks then fracturing of the subject, then attenuation of interest. Very much like convection currents rising and falling.

dave gobel