LS News, 13th Apr '98

Diana McPartlin (
Wed, 15 Apr 1998 11:13:43 +0100

"Can you do addition?" the White Queen asked.
   "What's one and one and one and one and one
   and one and one and one and one and one?"

   "I don't know," said Alice. "I lost count."

   "She can't do addition," the Red Queen interrupted.

Actually Alice can do addition. And she can do algebra and trig and
physics and chemistry and psychology and relativity and complementarity
and artificial intelligence and fuzzy logic and Kant and Marx and
Descartes and Hegel and Lao Zi. But she isn't going to get anywhere if
she tries to do them all at once.

To refresh everyone's memory: "The objective of the Lila Squad is to
look more closely at the MoQ and to come to some consensus about what
the MoQ says, how appropriate it is and how we can use it."

Older members of the squad will recall that I have repeatedly asked
people to keep things simple and structured so that this objective can
be met. I had hoped that this would happen naturally, but obviously it
isn't going to.

So we shall move to plan B.

A topic will be proposed. LS members are invited to post their opinions
on the topic. All posts meeting the requirements of relevance, clarity,
brevity, courtesy and intellectual rigor will be forwarded to the squad.
Any posts that don't meet these requirements will be deleted.

I know this is harsh but please understand that it's not because I don't
think anybody else has anything interesting to say but because I *do*
think others have interesting things to say and I wish to clear some
space so that I can hear them. That's not an insult. That's a


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