RE: Extremes

Subject: RE: Extremes
From: "David Downing" <DavidDowning -at- users -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 10:44:46 -0500

Well, Mike, my intention was to try and persuade Andrew to give you a
break, while at the same time granting legitimacy to his position, My
use of the phrase "anguishing over fonts" was an attempt to characterize
his perception of the situation. My point is that it is indeed foolish
to spend too much time on font choices, but at the same time, it isn't
something you want to do any old which way.

I am suggesting that you all try and meet somewhere in the middle.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike West [mailto:Mike -dot- West -at- oz -dot- quest -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 11:01 PM
Subject: RE: Extremes

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Downing
> Folks, it seems like, once again, we're arguing two extreme positions
> when the truth lies somewhere in the middle. Yes, it's a bad idea to
> spend hours and hours anguishing over exactly what font to
> use while no
> content gets produced, but it's also a bad idea to use a font that's
> either difficult to read or inappropriate for a given situation.

Of the material you quoted, which one
represents an "extreme" position?

Did someone in this thread advocate
"anguishing" over font choices? I know I
didn't, so it must have been that extremist
Andrew Plato who did. I'll have to speak
to him sternly about that.

Wait a minute ... this wouldn't be one
of those straw-man thingies, would it?

Mike W

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