Re: politeness in posting

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Wed May 16 2001 - 14:57:01 MDT

Doug Jones wrote:
> 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.

I don't think Rod meant it as humor, although Renner's reaction suggests
that he found it at least a little humorous. And as my father once
pointed out to me, Renner goes on to use the phrase at several future
points in the book.

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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