[cap-talk] Impossibility vs infeasibility (was: Confused
Deputy & Paradigm Regained homework at MIT)
Jonathan S. Shapiro
shap at eros-os.org
Mon Nov 29 21:46:46 EST 2004
On Mon, 2004-11-29 at 20:04 -0600, Ka-Ping Yee wrote:
> Yes, well taken. I hereby retract "impossibility" and replace it with,
> say, "absurdly extreme difficulty".
So in the spirit of helpful editing, and with a firm dose of "pot and
kettle syndrome", I note that value words are rarely helpful and
actually detract from the objective reader's internalization of the
Suggest drop "absurdly". The phrase is more powerful without it.
Jonathan S. Shapiro <shap at eros-os.org>
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