Belasco Column: Of Research and Speculationgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
We all here engage in both research and speculation (some more of one than the other). I think both are needed. But speculation should be based on research. We can (and do) disagree about what the 'apperent facts' mean. Howard Belasco's latest column points is something for posters on all sides of this issue to keep in mind...
-- Arnie Rimmer (Arnie_Rimmer@usa.net), January 22, 1999
Good post, Arnie!
-- Vic (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 22, 1999.
What a perfect case-in-point for what's happening on this site. I'm listening to the "telephone" conversations with much more skepticism. Have to! I'm not willing to throw myself on my horse and ride madly off in all directions.
As the door-knob said: "Keep your head!"
-- Ted Markow (email@example.com), January 22, 1999.
I have followed Belasco and the only conclusion I can come to is that he is a moron. Read his words at your own risk.
-- a (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 22, 1999.
Belasco needs to be taken with a grain of salt. Some of his points are excellent, some are absurd, and the rest fall into a gray area.
'a', you show promise, then relapse into the 'Milne speaks gospel' thoughtlessness. Belasco is no moron, but he's far from the brightest light in the chandelier. My take is his finger is on the pulse, but he's not sure how long a minute lasts. I read him because it's a trip being killed off and then resurrected so often.
Think of him as the Barometer of the Common Man.
-- Flint (email@example.com), January 22, 1999.