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Thomas Phinney

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  • Nick Curtis
    The German philosopher Ernst Cassirer said, "The past has no why, it is the who of things," so I understand your reluctance to lend an ear. In my defense, I had yet to see your webcast on spacing when I challenged your judgment on the subject.When I eventually got the context, I wholeheartedly agreed with you.
    FWIW and IIRC, I even left to that effect after seeing your presentation.
    So, at the risk of redundantly repeating myself all over again, I refer you to the\is thread's Bible, both figuratively and literally — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gutenberg_Galaxy
    July 27
    • Thomas Phinney
      Thomas Phinney
      I am not “reluctant to lend an ear”—I got tired of waiting for you to clearly say whatever your idea actually is. I could try to guess/extrapolate from the 20 or so words of actual content you have offered, but… that whole game does not interest me. I am familiar with The Gutenberg Galaxy. It has been decades since I read it, so I have doubtless forgotten some things, and perhaps I would disagree with a few details if I reread it? But I think the gist is largely widely accepted ideas at this point. But what is NOT clear to me is how the thesis/theses of this book have any relationship to the other things you have written. I am also unclear on how the more recent discussion is related to anything to do with ideas or disagreement on spacing?