Re: Sam Clemens is dead

Subject: Re: Sam Clemens is dead
From: Ray Bruman x2325 <rbruman -at- TURING -dot- RAYNET -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 5 Oct 1994 15:16:35 PDT

"David L. Bergart" <bodafu -at- CCVAX -dot- SINICA -dot- EDU -dot- TW> writes:

> Steve Fouts wrote:

> >Paper still does a good number of things better than online
> >does, perhaps better in these areas than online ever will.

> The science fiction author, Spider Robinson, recounts his
> response to a harsh critic:

> "I'm sitting in the smallest room of my house.
> Your review is before me. Shortly it will be
> behind me."

> Try that with a Winhelp file!

I've seen that wonderful quote attributed to Voltaire,
referring to an impertinent letter. It was printed in
The New Yorker in the late 1970s.

I'm afraid the "adaptation" to "review" should have acknowledged
Voltaire as the original wit.

Ray Bruman A letter is an unannounced visit; the mailman, the
Raynet Corp. mediator of impolite incursions. One ought to have
rbruman -at- raynet -dot- com one hour in every eight days for receiving letters,
415-688-2325 and then take a bath. -- Friedrich Nietzsche

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