RE: permalancers

Subject: RE: permalancers
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Technical Writer" <tekwrytr -at- hotmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 11:12:25 -0700

Technical Writer wrote:

> In 1972, two gentlemen from California named John Grinder and
> Richard Bandler modeled (a more elegant term than "chunked")
> the verbal constructs and methods of a number of therapists.
> Fritz Perls and Virginia Satir were fairly well-known at the
> time, as was Grinder and Bandler's primary focus--Milton
> Erickson. With a bit of Chomsky mixed in, their model of
> Erickson was presented in a work called, The Structure of Magic.
> Erickson's use of language in therapeutic settings was
> complex, to say the least. In comparison, the "more complex,
> innovative products and applications" of contemporary widget
> making are conceptually impoverished.

Wow. A non sequitur and a straw man argument all wrapped up into one. My
head is spinning.

And a reference to Chomsky, too! That explains why you've ignored every
mention of the concept of "knowledge" throughout this discussion.

You'll forgive me if I find your "verbal constructs" unconvincing and
your "narrative" flawed. Good luck with modeling those widgets.


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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