RE: OFF TOPIC - RE: "Allow" vs. "Require"

Subject: RE: OFF TOPIC - RE: "Allow" vs. "Require"
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riveraintech -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 12:04:21 -0400

Thanks, Leonard! - especially for describing my cyberself as "terse." No
one who knows me extracyberally would ever accuse me of terseness!

Thanks also to Lauren, who understood my use of "real world." I started
with a real problem, Fred offered the best solution, and I've applied it
to my daily work. There was also a pleasant TECHWR-L tangent on the
meaning of words in different contexts, and I do enjoy tangents. But the
tangent didn't inform the problem that Fred had already solved.

-----Original Message-----
From: Porrello, Leonard
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 11:47 AM
To: Lauren; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: OFF TOPIC - RE: "Allow" vs. "Require"

Dan and I have been exchanging barbs and banter for several years, and I
think I usually understand what he is saying. I like cyberDan (I've
never actually met him). One thing I admire about Dan is that his posts
are usually clever and terse. He relies tremendously on context. Unless
he is slipping, he wouldn't say "real world" unless he intended to imply
that I am living in a world of fantasy. Another thing I know about Dan
is that he can defend himself (if he needs to). He is no wallflower.

Having said that, Lauren, I have to add that I am surprised at your
comments. "Lobbying insults"? Really? What does that even mean?
Blatantly defending someone who is very well able to defend himself?
Blatantly and publicly upbraiding me for a comment that wasn't directed
at you and then suggesting that _I_ am being indecorous? All that I have
to say is that I sincerely admire what you are planning to do with your
law degree. You will be an excellent advocate for the animals.

Finally, you said, "Leonard, I think you read something offensive into
the discussion that simply was not there. Sometimes, a discussion is
just a discussion." This, I admit, is entirely possible, but "Sometimes
a banana is[n't] just a banana."

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