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Subject: Re: [opendocument-users] Adding tables to ODP files

marbux scripsit:
> On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 9:51 PM, John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org> wrote:
> > marbux scripsit:
> >
> > Why should he?  His objection was not substantive, it was *forum non
> > conveniens*.
> That and the ad hominem attack. I agree he had no substantive points.

And as you know very well, procedural objections must be answered before
substantive points can be properly raised.  Unless the argument of *forum
non conveniens* ("inappropriate forum" for the non-lawyers) is met, any
substantive argumentation however festooned with references is indeed
a rant; that is, it is mere declamation, not argument to be answered.
I have seen nothing from you that would prove that this list is in fact
an appropriate forum.

> > What a pity your record did not remain unbroken!
> I shed many a tear for leaving you feeling lonely, but a fellow
> sometimes has to get some work done.  :-)

One of us is confused, but I don't know if it's you or me.

John Cowan  <cowan@ccil.org>  http://ccil.org/~cowan
Micropayment advocates mistakenly believe that efficient allocation of
resources is the purpose of markets.  Efficiency is a byproduct of market
systems, not their goal.  The reasons markets work are not because users
have embraced efficiency but because markets are the best place to allow
users to maximize their preferences, and very often their preferences are
not for conservation of cheap resources.  --Clay Shirkey

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