dwj-digest (Diana Wynne Jones) V1 #1015

minnow at belfry.org.uk minnow at belfry.org.uk
Wed May 18 13:01:28 EDT 2005


>On Wed, 18 May 2005 minnow at belfry.org.uk wrote:
>
>> Not so much an increase in world knowledge as a decrease in
>> misinformation in the world, I suppose, because he won't be wanting
>> to put in the fact that this "flame" business hasn't got a lot to do
>> with Chaucer, there'd be no point.

And Paul replied:

>Well, I was thinking more in terms of his own personal store of random
>world knowledge.

Ah, right. I misunderstood: sorry.

>But, since you mention it, several of the entries in The Jargon File
>have notes in them saying "We said X in an earlier edition, and we
>were wrong"; so he might do likewise in this case.

If he is convinced by the evidence, presumably.  He might not be.  But oh
my, that's proper honest, that is.  Respec'!

Minnow


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