"Gostakage", etc.

[From Tracy Harms (980303.09)]

Bill Powers (980302.1622 MST)

I didn't make myself clear. Suppose I said (to use another made-up word),
"Gostakage is the combination of clear vision and undefined goals." Would
you agree or disagree? Or is there some question you would like to ask me
before you said anything else?

Best,

Bill P.

The best question which would come to my mind would be "What problem are
you addressing?"

The second question might be "Is that statement intended as a definition
or as a conclusion?"

The another important question: "Would you elaborate on that idea?"

Tracy Harms

[From Bill Powers (980303.1427 MST)]

Tracy Harms (980303.09)--

I didn't make myself clear. Suppose I said (to use another made-up word),
"Gostakage is the combination of clear vision and undefined goals." Would
you agree or disagree? Or is there some question you would like to ask me
before you said anything else?

The best question which would come to my mind would be "What problem are
you addressing?"

The second question might be "Is that statement intended as a definition
or as a conclusion?"

The another important question: "Would you elaborate on that idea?"

But didn't you, at least for a fleeting instant, want to ask me "What the
hell is Gostakage?"

Best,

Bill P.