OT: excellent book on information theory

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Wed Jan 18 16:53:53 EST 2006

Terry Hancock wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Jan 2006 07:58:10 +0000
> Steve Holden <steve at holdenweb.com> wrote:
>>Terry Hancock wrote:
>>>On Tue, 17 Jan 2006 13:28:15 +0000
>>>Steve Holden <steve at holdenweb.com> wrote:
>>>>They know that the average American could work it out.
>>>>They also know  that the average American doesn't like
>>>to >do anything remotely like hard  thinking, hence they
>>>make >these changes so the books don't read like 
>>>"foreign >literature".
>>>I'll pass on the snobbery.
>>I don't know what snobbery is involved: the same is true
>>of the average  English reader, but the book was written
>>in English.
> My apologies, then, I thought you were making a
> nationalist remark. I'll agree that people in general
> are lazy. ;-)
> Getting overly sensitive, I guess:  Once your country goes
> and violates international conventions and UN sanctions,
> invades foreign countries who haven't attacked it, and
> starts taking political prisoners, spies on
> its own citizens, punishes dissent against the ruling party,
> and starts torturing people, everybody thinks they have a
> right to criticize you on every nitpicking little thing!
> I wish I was kidding about all of that.
So the only thing you (the USA) lack is the hundreds of years of 
experience at those activities that Britain has. Sometimes I wonder 
whose name governments *do* govern in.

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