Re: Shamos Rebuttal, Draft 3

From: Edward Cherlin <cherlin_at_pacbell_dot_net>
Date: Fri May 06 2005 - 19:12:44 CDT

On Thursday 05 May 2005 13:12, Ron Crane wrote:
> This draft incorporates comments by Arthur, David, and a
> well-known OVC contributor who wishes to remain anonymous. It
> also includes some revisions of my own. Revision bars are from
> draft 2, but exclude purely textual changes like the
> placements of quotes and reference marks. Please comment.

OK, I have started a complete revision today. Many of the
arguments you give are factually incorrect as stated, so I am
putting in the necessary corrections and qualifications. The
safety of bridges, for example, is widely cited as a difference
with software, but among historians of bridge engineering it
fails the laugh test--in fact the guffaw, hoot, and holler,
pounding on the floor with tears in your eyes test.

> My
> next draft will include full formal citations for all the
> hyperlinks (talk about drudgery!)

Yes, I'm sorry, but I'm going to add more. I'll help, too.

> -R
> P.S. Alan: whom do you want to list as co-authors?

Edward Cherlin
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