Missing it?? LO6447

jack hirschfeld (jack@his.com)
Fri, 5 Apr 1996 18:11:48 -0500

Replying to LO6393 --

Julie Beedon said -
>I must say the thing which will have me delete a post without
>really reading it is if it is too long and dense.
>So I would like to see us make a few points in frequent short

For some time, Jim Michmerhuizen was a correspondent here. I haven't seen
a post from Jim for several months now. About this time last year, you
could count on 3 or 4 posts a week in which Jim would explore an idea
posted to this list. This exploration was often a ramble around the idea
and its implications, sometimes in the form of a dialogue with himself.

I doubt that everyone - and I'm not sure that anyone - enjoyed Jim's posts
as much as I did, but they certainly captured whatever it is I come here
for. I definitely don't come to "make a few points" and have very little
interest in the "points" of those who do.*

Indeed, I am sometimes disappointed to see exchanges reflecting genuine
inquiry degrade into showy making of points - sometimes in flowery
language, sometimes in abstruse argument, and sometimes even in "frequent
short messages."

* (John Warfield excepted, who has clearly devoted many years of valuable
study to a very specific area of scholarship without the kind of
recognition such work generally deserves, and who is therefore "forgiven"
if he is sometimes cantankerously contentious.)

Jack Hirschfeld        Nice work if you can get it; and if you get it, won't
jack@his.com           you tell me how? 

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