Very old post from Bruce Abbott

[From Bill Powers (2001.02.03.0639 MST)]

This (attached) post from Bruce Abbott has been sitting on my disc for a
year and a half. I started to answer it long ago, but didn't feel up to the
effort and put it aside. That's happened a couple of times. I'm going to
try again, with no guarantees that it will come out any better. I'll simply
reproduce Bruce's post, and insert my comments in boldface. When I'm done,
I'll send the result to CSGnet as a Word 97 attachment, to preserve the
formatting. I'll send a hard copy to anyone who can't read Word 97
documents. Quoted paragraphs (>) are Bruce's quotes from an earlier post by
me.

Best,

Bill P.

Abbott on Skinner.doc (65 Bytes)

[From Rick Marken (01.02.03.1250 PST)]

Bill Powers (2001.02.03.0639 MST) --

This (attached) post from Bruce Abbott has been sitting on my
disc for a year and a half. I started to answer it long ago...
I'm going to try again...Quoted paragraphs (>) are Bruce's
quotes from an earlier post by me.

There is not a lot of quoting, at least not when I read it in
as a text file. Nevertheless, I think I can tell pretty well
which passages (quoted or not) were written by you and which
were written by Bruce Abbott.

Are you about to send the reply to this post? If so, I look
forward to seeing it.

Best regards

Rick

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[From Bill Powers (2001.02.03.1642 MST)]

There is not a lot of quoting, at least not when I read it in
as a text file. Nevertheless, I think I can tell pretty well
which passages (quoted or not) were written by you and which
were written by Bruce Abbott.

Are you about to send the reply to this post? If so, I look
forward to seeing it.

I may have attached the wrong version. The right one is a Word document
with my present-time comments in boldface. Bruce's remarks are in unquoted
text, and his quotations of my previous post are preceded by ">". Is that
what you got?

Best,

Bill P.

[From Rick Marken (01.02.03.1700)]

Bill Powers (2001.02.03.1642 MST)--

I may have attached the wrong version. The right one is a Word
document with my present-time comments in boldface. Bruce's remarks
are in unquoted text, and his quotations of my previous post are
preceded by ">". Is that what you got?

Ah. I see. I did get your WORD file but my version of WORD (6.0 on
the Mac) would only read it in as text. I don't know if this will
be a problem for anyone else. It's not really a big problem for
me because I know this discussion so well that I can tell which
parts are your present-time replies.

Best regards

Rick

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Life Learning Associates e-mail: marken@mindreadings.com
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