Re: Err..To Desktop Or Not To Desktop?

Bowie Poag <> wrote:
> I'm giving you the opportunity to do both create AND judge the document.
> Perhaps im missing something there.. Why do you feel it would be a bad
> idea to vote on your own collective creation, as members of the style
> guide?

I do feel it is a bad idea for the very same reason I have never in my life
used my right to vote in an election. I don't want to say "yes" when what I
really would want to say is "yes, but..."

> > there is a problem in this. I have a couple of resources at hand, with
> > friends who work in such businesses as screen design, psychology and such,
> > plus an extensive library of my own.
> Gimmie. :) I have a good sized stack of em, too. :)

I thought so. but yours are different and thus different aspects will be
we should use ALL the resources we have at hand, not just yours.

> Yet. Once a fully formed style guide is available to be picked apart, you
> can draw giant X`s thru entire sections, if you feel like it. The authors
> will then take your concerns into consideration, go back to the drawing
> board, and make the necesary changes you've described. You have a hand in
> its creation, and you have a hand in its subsequent tweaking. Whats wrong
> with that?

a lot of effort will be wasted because sections will be worked out in great
detail that would have been dropped at first sight had everyone had a chance
to see them.

> Well, considering every document which has passed thru our own Congress in
> the past 200 years has been created, scrutinized, and put into law in the
> same exact fashion as what I've proposed we do with the style guide, I
> very certain that my way is the best, right now.

I don't want to argue politics, because we will sure as hell not agree on
very much in that area. :)

I see your point, however, and understand why you want to do the things you
want them to do. please understand that even though I understand you, I
don't agree with you and would still like to do things differently. so I
just will and when the dust settles, we'll see if I was horribly mistaken or
a little bit right.

The universe does not have laws -- it has habits, and habits can be broken.

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