I-Prime (WAS: E-Prime)

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (sentience@pobox.com)
Thu, 08 Jul 1999 17:38:59 -0500

If you think it's difficult, but useful, to write without using the word "is", you should try to think without using the word "I". Instead of saying "I remember", say "the memory-retrival subsystem reports"...

It's a quantum improvement in quality of thought. Unfortunately, it also requires a quantum improvement in knowledge and diligence.

           sentience@pobox.com          Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
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