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From: "John S. Dyson"
References: <3D7F71CF.A633A6D1@bellatlantic.net> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Transistor Switching
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Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 11:05:00 -0500
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"Bill Sloman" wrote in message news:email@example.com...
> "Kevin Aylward" wrote in message news:...
> > "John S. Dyson" wrote in message
> > news:HdOf9.firstname.lastname@example.org...
> > >
> > > "Redd" wrote in message
> > news:p4Of9.86326$2L.email@example.com...
> > > > Oh yes, another person who does not believe in the free
> > > > flow of information. What do you think the usernet is all
> > > > about ? If you do not want to contribute, do not discourage
> > > > others. Someday all knowledge will be at everyone's fingertips
> > > > and there will be no need to pay for education/knowledge.
> > > >
> > > Note that the question about the single transistor oscillator is so
> > > trivial as to be 'quickly available' with one's own 'knowledge.' If
> > > one depends so much on external sources, it will take forever to
> > > achieve the most trivial goals.
> > >
> > > Perhaps you are confusing 'knowledge' with 'information', where
> > > you value the 'information' the same as 'knowledge', when the fact
> > > is that 'knowledge' or 'wisdom' are a matter of skill.
> > I am going to have to quibble on this. Knowledge *is* identical to
> > information, and wisdom is related to *how* that knowledge/information
> > is used.
> > 1 George Bush has little information on international affairs
> > 2 George Bush has little knowledge of international affairs
> > 3 George Bush has little wisdom in international affairs
Using GWB as an example is inflammatory. Alas, it is good that we do
have the man doing the right thing.
One thing about a VERY INTELLIGENT person, it is amazing as to how
quickly they can change information into knowledge and use their experience
and wisdom to grow further. One thing about really stupid people is that
they might be well educated, yet be dysfunctional (e.g. leadership of
some European countries.) It is also amazing as to the continued inertia
to repeat a history of poor choices by European leadership.
There will be little difference in American policy between 2mos ago and 2mos
from now. The differences will mostly be the actions and jumping through
hoops that are necessary for 'European' sensibilities. If the 'European' leadership
was 'wise', they would already understand what is going on, without having
to be EDUCATED by George Bush.
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