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Subject: Re: Amy de Gaveston -- Back to the Drawing Boards
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 10:22:46 EDT
In a message dated 6/24/02 8:19:37 PM, writes:
<< I thought that in the interest of accuracy, readers ought to be reminded of
these things, rather than being left with vague generalizations that would
mislead them in the opposite direction. >>
Anyone wanting to see a copy of Robert Todd's article on Joan GAVESTON,
please send me an e-mail and I will forward a copy to you. Tell me if you
want MS word of PDF formats.
This is not an easy subject. Todd's article is well written, but I had to
read it eight times for comprehension and I still get new insights from it.
Like the Agatha articles, the subject can give one a headache with its
Although Reed feels that he won the battle of the Internet, the techniques
used are the same techniques he always uses when challenged. Paul obviously
has a lot of time on his hands and can outpost and write much more than
anyone else. Reed posted 55 different articles on this subject in the past
nine days. This is better than 10 posts a day!
Try, if you will, to keep up with something like that overwhelming. Veteran
posters known that a well thought post can take an hour to compose -- not
including research time. Most people have real lives that they must live.
They have with other things to do than post to forums.
Robert Todd works in the airline safety field and has been extremely busy
since September 11 helping to redesign the system to keep people safe on
planes. I would much rather he address this important work than argue with
fanatatical writers who will not even concede that he has an original thought
and point of view.
Further, Reed has used the same hidden ace that he holds up his sleeve on
Robert Todd as he does on others that challenge his position. Besides
overwhelming them with posts, he then accuses them of ethical inferiority,
cheating, poor scholarship, and deliberate distortion of the facts.
Unfortunately, this pattern has been followed again on the Joan Gaveston
I too, like Kay Allen, await John Parson's insights.
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