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    Re: The circumnavigator's paradox.
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2005 Apr 7, 22:02 -0500

    George wrote:
    
    > 2. Bill was indeed naughty to quote from the web without providing
    > followable link information, and Herbert was right to chastise him
    > appropriately. He has apologised, and I doubt if he will repeat that sin.
    
    Not so much a case of not wanting to share or be a poor internet citizen,
    but rather a case of doing a cut and paste to MSW over a year ago and
    failing to also cut and paste the URL for reference.  The information was
    intended solely for my elucidation.  I always quoted my source in debate
    class (Reader's Digest). Believe me, I had NO idea that the cel nav journey
    would take on a life of its own and lead me down so many fascinating paths.
    Trust me when I tell you Herbert had a much better idea of its point of
    origin than I did.  With his guess of the source and Google questioning the
    spelling of "The circumnavigator's paradox," "Did you mean: 'The
    circumnavigator's paradox'" it was any easy task to locate the URL.  As to
    why Google questioned the spelling, I have no clue other than the " ' " in
    the title I cut and pasted into Google uses a "smart" apostrophe and is seen
    by Google's search engine as two different characters.   Deleting the
    original apostrophe and replacing it from the keyboard does indeed bring up
    a different sets of search results. Interesting.
    
    No comment on the " ' " used in the article title being smart of not, right
    or wrong ;-)  As that wasn't punishment enough for my earlier
    transgression(s), the upstairs neighbors' toilet (WC) overflowed just as I
    was ready to sign off the internet.  Wet smoke alarms do go off at five in
    the morning. Very unpleasant.
    
    Herbert, you're right, I'm wrong, I'm sorry and I'll never do it again.
    Just make it stop!
    
    Bill
    
    
    

       
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