Re: Shamos Rebuttal, Draft 1

From: Ron Crane <voting_at_lastland_dot_net>
Date: Sun May 01 2005 - 22:30:26 CDT

On May 1, 2005, at 7:31 PM, David Mertz wrote:

>>> 2. scratch "entertaining" and "(sometimes rather amusing)" from the
>>> Abstract. It makes you sound unprofessional IMO.
>> I wrote "entertaining..." as a subtle jibe at Shamos's clear
>> unprofessionalism. If his paper had been passable, I might have
>> written "informative" instead. I'm open to changing it, but let's see
>> what others think.
>
> The word that came to my mind is "sophistical"--I was far from
> entertained by it. Maybe "crudely duplicitous" would fit as well.

Quite so, but I prefer a lighter touch, both as a matter of personality
and so as not to give readers the impression that they're stepping into
a feud.

-R

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