[DWJ] Sorry. (was long ago thread called Book recommendations)

Minnow minnow at belfry.org.uk
Fri Mar 30 05:42:16 EDT 2007

>On Mar 29, 2007, at 2:31 PM, Mark Allums wrote:
>> Don't apologize!  It's I who should apologize, if anyone.
>> But I expect that most of you are smarter than me.  I have
>> "issues" which prevent me from being at my best most of
>> the time.  And everyone here seems far better educated
>> than me.  Some of you even write books, something I
>> could never do.
>You shouldn't apologize either.  Don't worry about smartness
>or the presence or absence of issues.  And lack of education,
>if it really bothers you, can be fixed.  Some of us have been
>at it decades longer than you have, so there's plenty of time
>to catch up.

What Otter said.

Ignorance isn't a negative, because it can be corrected; refusal to learn
is the only really worrying thing.

We must surely have looked at the difference between stupidity and
ignorance, some time on this list?  Only the stupid use "you're ignorant!"
as an insult...  :-)


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