From: "Frank Bemelman"
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Subject: Re: Austin Instruments to Close
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 15:53:12 +0100
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"Phil Allison" schreef in bericht
> "Frank Bemelman" wrote in message
> > "Phil Allison" schreef in bericht
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> > > "Frank Bemelman" wrote in message
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> > > > For instance, I live occasionally in a balloon, people have to yell
> > > > 2 times at me, before I give a response.
> > >
> > >
> > > ** Yes. That is a very autistic trait to pay no heed to others.
> > IMO you are using the term autistic too easily.
> ** That could easily be, since I have so little to go on with just the
> typed words on my screen and no real people to speak to and observe.
Right, which calls for giving people the benefit of the doubt.
> > Remember, the meaning of a word is defined by the crowd, not you ;)
> Sure, but I believe I am using it correctly - but not as it is most
> often heard since adult autism is an X rated subject.
IMO the term autism as interpreted by the man in the street, applies to
persons who hardly communicate at all, can't live by themselves etc.
> I have one autistic friend , an EE, who recently actually admitted
> after 33 years of me knowing him. He became aware after some of his kids
> were disgnosed as sufferers.
Nah, he just admitted it, to please you, after 33 years nagging about it ;)
> He works at a Uni here in Sydney with many other engineers and
> academics - 80% of whom he regards as like him. I asked what about the
> other 20% - "oh, they run the place " he said.
Those 80% are normal people too. Okay, 75% then.
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