Xah's Edu Corner: Under the spell of Leibniz's dream

Carsten Haese carsten at uniqsys.com
Mon Aug 20 14:52:28 CEST 2007


On Mon, 2007-08-20 at 01:23 -0700, Ingo Menger wrote:
> On 20 Aug., 01:56, Xah Lee <x... at xahlee.org> wrote:
> 
> > (for you math illiterates out there: ...
> > (for you mathematicians out there: ...
> 
> Please, Xah Lee, could you possibly stop to "explain" things that are
> absolutely trivial? If somebody has doubts about the etymology of a
> word, he may use the dictionary, or he could ask.

And to underline your criticism, allow me to point out the irony:

"No one can write decently who is distrustful of the reader's
intelligence, or whose attitude is patronizing." (From "The elements of
Style" by Strunk and White as quoted by Dijkstra in the very paper Xah
Lee pointed out to us.)

-- 
Carsten Haese
http://informixdb.sourceforge.net





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