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RE: Being "precise" vs being "human"


list rights of being human
Simon's just a pass-through filter?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Cowan [mailto:jcowan@r...]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 4:06 PM
> To: Steven R. Newcomb
> Cc: Simon St.Laurent; Clark C . Evans; xml-dev@l...
> Subject: Re:  Being "precise" vs being "human"
> 
> 
> Steven R. Newcomb wrote:
> 
> 
> > I'm puzzled by Simon's announced intention to avoid
> > confronting the nasty little problem of actually
> > interchanging knowledge, and to focus instead on purely
> > lexical issues.  If we don't want to communicate,
> > what's the point of linguistics?
> 
> Nothing odd about that.  Communication is frequently
> mediated by an editor, and that's what Simon in fact is.
> 
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