Re: virus: maxims and ground rules

Thu, 13 May 1999 13:04:43 -0700

Dan Plante wrote:

> Context-dependancy is another subject that has been beat to death on this
> list in the past. I was under the impression that a (possibly shaky)
> general concensus had been reached. Perhaps I am guilty of the
> aforementioned cardinal sin of assuming concensus through lack of posted
> objections?

Ah there's the beauty of this maxims project. It's intended purpose is to provide us with a framework that will enable us to avoid falling into the gravity wells of the same old discussions time and again, but in actual fact, pursuit of this project forces us to systematically re-visit each of those old saws and get pulled in all over again.