Re: What a drag (on technical writing) <---- stupid

Subject: Re: What a drag (on technical writing) <---- stupid
From: Darren Barefoot <dbarefoot -at- MPS-CANADA -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 1999 15:52:54 -0800

I fully support Mr. Plato's right to attempt to be funny. What I question,
given Mr. Ray's strict policies on this listserv (which I also don't
contest, he runs it, he can establish whatever rules he likes), is whether
or not he should be allowed to try to be funny (in an infantile manner, I
might add) in this medium. If we get chastised for discussion Ms. vs. Miss,
why is he permitted to be "off-topic" and inflammatory? DB.

-----Original Message-----
From: Rowena Hart [mailto:rhart -at- XCERT -dot- COM]
Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 1999 3:55 PM
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
Subject: Re: What a drag (on technical writing) <---- stupid


Folks,

Every year, there are a few hundred lawsuits launched
against magazines, cartoonists, and commentators
who satirize and mock public figures or groups.

The end result? Most legal decisions are made in favour
of the satirist because the law upholds free speech, even
if that free speech includes scatological humour or other
comments that are in bad taste.

If Andrea Plato is trying to be funny, it is his right to try.

Cheers, Rowena


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