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    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2007 Oct 6, 17:15 +0100

    Frank Reed, in NavList 3347, repeated familiar Warm Words about Bennett's
    tables. Except in regard to the azimuth table that I singled out, his
    assessment doesn't conflict in any way with the words I used in my posting
    in Navlist 3308.
    
    Then he continued-
    
    | George H. has raised some interesting technical points, which he considers
    | important, but they are TRIVIAL for practical navigation. Peter Fogg's
    | frustration with George's repetition of these trivial points is totally
    | understandable.
    
    Well, in rational discourse, if a contriburion is denigrated as being
    trivial, it would be usual to explain just why it is judged to be trivial.
    Frank might perhaps be right, but how can we take him seriously if he simply
    offers his opinion as a pronouncement? Argue your point, Frank, in such a
    way that those that might disagree with your assessment can argue back.
    
    But there's another facet to this business; a more serious matter, in my
    view. Frank accepts some sort of responsibility as the custodian of this
    list. In general, the discussions are civilised and gentlemanly. I like it
    that way, and so, I think, do others, who manage to maintain those
    standards.
    
    It surprises me that Frank is able to read Peter Fogg's recent postings,
    filled with personal abuse, and offer the fellow support, even
    encouragement, in referring to his "frustration". I invite him to reread
    those postings and comment to us all about their tone, and whether he
    considers that to be the way in which this list's business ought to be
    conducted.
    
    Peter Fogg complains that I do not respond to his postings, and indeed I
    would not dignify the stuff he has been spitting out with a response of any
    kind. However, if he can manage to control his choler and put his arguments
    and questions in factual terms, without the insults, then I will do my best
    to help him.
    
    George.
    
    contact George Huxtable at george---.u-net.com
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    
    
    
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