Thu, 27 Mar 2003 14:19:34 -0800
> Also, nice tactic of using terms like "pedestrian" to refocus=20
> the spotlight on the listner who sees things differntly than=20
> you as "pedestrian".
"Pedestrian" is a perfectly good word for denoting general usage of a =
Many, many fields of endeavor have their own namespaces that redefine =
"pedestrian" meaning of a word. Try explaining information theory to =
"lay person" for a fairly pathological case. If you are using the wrong
namespace, you'll get the wrong results. When the man on the street =
they have a "fast" Internet connection, are they talking about the =
or the latency? Many network engineers would say "latency", but very =
accountants would. Different expertise, different dictionaries.
I already have the military namespace embedded in my brain due to being =
the army many years ago in a combat unit. So my understanding of =
semantics is not "pedestrian". My understanding of, say, accounting =