Re: virus: pop quiz #14

David McFadzean (
Thu, 20 May 1999 12:20:14 -0600

At 12:23 PM 5/20/99 -0400, Wade T.Smith wrote:

>So, your question becomes- "Long-standing usage is to the description of
>what is really there as what the usual usage of a standard is to some
>analog of 'descriptive'"

That's not what I meant. Let me try again:

Should is to Is as Normative is to ... Informative?

I'm looking for a category of beliefs that describe what is the case rather than what should be the case.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus