Re: politeness in posting

From: Doug Jones (
Date: Wed May 16 2001 - 13:56:07 MDT

Damien Broderick wrote:
> >"The tactful way," Rod said quietly, "the polite way to disagree with the
> >Senator would be to say, 'That turns out not to be the case.'"
> >
> > -- "The Mote in God's Eye", Larry Niven and J.E. Pournelle
> I love the idea of citing Dr Pournelle as a guide to tact. Ah, this list!
> What a treat!

In case ya hadn't noticed, Rod's advice to Renner was humor- but having
met Jerry several times, I have to admit he does the crotchety old man
schtick pretty darned well. Larry Niven, on the other hand, is just as
irreverent and wiseass as Kevin Renner. On the gripping hand, Niven &
Pournelle work very well together.

Doug Jones

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