"What embitters the world is not excess of criticism, but an absence of self-criticism." - G.K. Chesterton

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The Abolition Continues

May I direct your attention back to the Abolition of Man thread from about week ago. Tom Freeman has posted an incredibly long comment on that thread that is well worth a careful read. I also just finished a response that I do believe breaks the comment-length record so far. Don't blame me. It's Tom's fault for making me think so hard.

Update: Tom just finished two more quite lengthy responses. Check it out.


Blogger Tom Freeman said...

Apologies for being verbose... the trick is to say nothing at all for ages and then let it all come spewing out!

8:02 AM

Blogger Alex said...

Thereby causing me to lose sleep and have a hard time concentrating at work!

It's all good though. As usual you are touching on some very fundamental points. I'm very glad you've brought them to my attention. This concept of emergence has been very productive thus far. I'd much rather be working on my response right now, but this blasted "life" stuff keeps requiring my attention.

8:15 AM

Blogger Tom Freeman said...

Pesky, ain't it? My boss keeps wanting me to do "work" rather than blogging. Think I need to talk to my union rep about these unreasonable demands. ;-)

12:24 PM

Blogger Alex said...

Just out of curiousity, what do you do for a living? If you'd rather not say that's cool. I've just always been curious.

3:04 PM

Anonymous Moe said...

I watch movies at work.

8:35 PM

Blogger Tom Freeman said...

I work for a medical research charity. We publish a whole load of newsletters, policy reports and other such stuff, and I copy-edit these. (This ought to mean that my blog posts and comments have perfect grammar and are typo-free, but I like to go off-duty!) And I actually know very little about medicine, which entails a lot of googling...

How about yourself?

6:11 AM

Blogger Tom Freeman said...

Oh, and I've just skimmed your response - my turn to go off and ponder for a while!

11:01 AM

Blogger Alex said...

I find it rather funny that I attracted two writer types (Matt and yourself) to banter with, when I personally can barely spell my own name half the time!

As for me I am a graphic designer at a small shop here in central Minnesota. We do ad work for a few local companies and a number of national clients ranging from medical device manufacturers, to direct sales companies. It's a great group of people here. That's the main thing that keeps me around. Aside from that I design and manufacture custom motorcycle seats in my spare time. In fact I just took an order from a fella in your fair country a couple weeks ago! Keep an eye out for him!

12:06 PM


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