At 20:03 -0400 2004-07-16, Peter T. Daniels wrote:
>Michael Everson wrote:
>> At 19:47 -0400 2004-07-16, Peter T. Daniels wrote:
>> >Michael: you made it your business to be nothing but insulting for
>> >several days at the beginning of this week.
>> I did not try to insult you. I did try to point out to you that
>> making accusations about Unicode "distorting" "your" definitions was
>> inappropriate.
>Truth is rarely inappropriate. At a funeral, perhaps, it isn't

Unsubstantiated accusations are unscientific at best. And YOU refused
to substantiate. We'll return to this in due course.

> > Good gods, man, you asked Suzanne whether she had started out as an
> > English major. If that isn't condescending and insulting, well, I
> > can't imagine what it was.
>I have two useful and innocuous-seeming insults: "engineer" and
>"English major." Both are based in considerable experience of their
>respective attitudes toward questions of theory!

Insults are not useful. Criticism is one thing. Insult is another.

> >>This is, to say the least, frustrating. I am expressing frustration.
> >
>> Try not to do so ad feminam.
>Then ad whom? Surely she can complain for herself!

Gently, gently, sir. No need to ad anyone-um.
Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * *