Re: Minimalism/Schema/Intuition

Subject: Re: Minimalism/Schema/Intuition
From: "Wayne J. Douglass" <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 1997 09:22:20 -0800

At 08:57 AM 1/31/97 +0000, Jane Bergen wrote:

>Umm. Have you ever visited Europe and tried to figure out a bidette
>the first time? Not very intuitive to me! As I understand it, they
>really did produce written instructions for some of the Russian
>troops in WWII to use toilets.

One hopes that Jane didn't use the bidet as a toilet.

>When I lived in Lebanon, I remember being blown away when
>I showed someone the intricacies of using a water fountain at the
>American University in Beirut. They were scared to death of it...
>Never take anything for granted.
>
"Blown away?" An unfortunate choice of terms during a certain period in Beirut.

--Wayne Douglass

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