[SpamCop-List] Re: Spamcop v. OptIn
dfm2a3l0t2 at spymac.com
Fri Jul 16 20:24:04 EDT 2004
In article <pan.2004.07.16.15.40.27.753000 at eddie.web>,
eddie <eddie at eddie.web> wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Jul 2004 23:56:05 -0700, Tim McGraw scratched out the
> > Don't understand anything technical? Have you ever read tax laws or a
> > common carrier tariff reg?
> Yes, but I don't consider that technical - just complicated, complex with
> much argot.
> To me, technical is what is involved in landing a rover on Mars or taking
> pictures of the rings of Jupiter and getting them back to Earth. Designing
> a rotary-valve engine or an artificial heart.
The dictionary disagrees with your narrow reading of "technical":
> tech-ni-cal adj. Abbr. tec., tech.
> 1. Of, relating to, or derived from technique.
> 2.a. Having special skill or practical knowledge especially in a mechanical
> or scientific field. b. Used in or peculiar to a specific field or
> profession; specialized.
> 3.a. Belonging or relating to a particular subject. b. Of, relating to, or
> involving the practical, mechanical, or industrial arts or the applied
> 4.a. Abstract or theoretical. b. Of, relating to, or employing the
> methodology of science; scientific.
> 5. According to principle; formal rather than practical.
Of eight definitions, only three refer to the sciences, and one of those
is not exclusive to them.
I'm D.F. Manno, and I don't approve of George Bush's message.
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