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It ties in more to the idea that good writers make clear connections between
ideas and do not assume knowledge on the part of the audience that is
unreasonable to assume.
The comment about Rand seemed to be in response to Keith Cronin's statement,
not yours about Andrew Plato, so it seemed to me to be a non sequitur.
I myself have read a number of Rand's writings over the years and have been
able to come to my own conclusion that what she wrote was evil (though,
admittedly, this is immaterial).
Many, therefore, might fail to see the connection, including those who have
read her and those who have never heard of her.
From: bounce-techwr-l-99758 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
[mailto:bounce-techwr-l-99758 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com]On Behalf Of
bryan -dot- westbrook -at- amd -dot- com
Sent: Monday, July 01, 2002 12:30 PM
Subject: RE: Ayn Rand
Actually, it was totally relevant to my comment about needing Andrew Plato
back to tell everybody who was complaining what the business of businesses
is. It was exactly what Rand had to say about the situation. The only
people who fail to see the connection are those who don't know what Rand
really said and are merely taking the word of somebody else that what she
wrote was some great evil.
Kinda ties into the eternal debate about needing the SMEs to spoon feed you
the information, doesn't it?
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