chris smith

From: Gordon Zaft <>
Date: Fri Jan 4 14:12:56 2002

At 08:02 AM 1/4/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>writing an idea about a hobby is not an art form. that is my point.
>you only need precision when you need it. like standing in a karate
>stance when there is no one to fight. you get in the stance when needed.
>same with precision. pick your spots.
>has no one ever heard of that.
>pick the battles you fight.
>you dont have to fight all of them; just the ones that matter.

         It's not about winning and losing, and to some extent it's not
even about being understood. It's about courtesy. I was going to say
"common courtesy" but of course it's not anymore (maybe it never was).

         While not spelling things correctly, using proper grammar, etc.
may be faster, and it may even still be intelligible, it either means you
a) can't do any better, or b) don't care about your reader enough to make
it easy for him. In your case, I believe you basically said the latter.

Received on Fri Jan 04 2002 - 14:12:56 GMT

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