Educational uses for Rev

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Sun Aug 15 18:25:58 EDT 2004

Judy Perry wrote:

> On Sat, 14 Aug 2004, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>>>As for some of them being 'authorities', well, remember that
>>>two of them claimed that Hypercard was 'a cheap rip-off' or
>>>'knock-off' of Visual Basic...
>>If you need to embarass 'em you can wait till they say that at a meeting
>>and point out that Visual Basic was prototyped on a Mac using SuperCard
>>(heard it from a Microsoft employee).
> --well, actually, I already committed that faux pas... on the very first
> meeting of my master's group, where the individual did indeed make that
> grand, sweeping pronouncement.  For my astonished stammering to the
> contrary, I was kinda blacklisted for the full two years of the program.
> And Mike Swain sending the offending individuals a very, shall we say,
> *pointed* email advising them of their inaccuracies probably didn't help
> my social standing, either ;-)

Hmmmm... if that passes for rational process I think there are positions 
open in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy for 
minds like that:



  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Media Corporation
  Ambassador at

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