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Karl Fogel kfogel at red-bean.com
Fri Mar 21 19:44:19 CDT 2008


"Jim Blandy" <jimb at red-bean.com> writes:
> I guess Dijkstra falls in the Paul Graham camp: people who write so
> clearly and precisely and wittily that one is always in danger of
> believing things they've written that just aren't so.

Totally.  I think Robert Pirsig was the first writer I remember
encountering who had that property; I didn't have the antibodies then,
it took years to recover.




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