[ILUG] anti-spam thing...
david.golden at oceanfree.net
Sun Jan 6 12:40:22 GMT 2002
> > It's unfair to regard it as stupidity, or dumbness, or lack of
> > intelligence. It's precisely BECAUSE people don't think of themselves
> > as stupid, or dumb, or lacking in intelligence that these things
Well, it's more because people don't think of themselves as _ignorant_.
Ignorance is not the same as stupidity, of course. It's possible to be
intelligent but completely ignorant of a particular issue. The
stupidity/lack of intelligence is evident if the person will not acknowledge
that they are ignorant..
That's why I hate the titles of the "* for dummies" books. "Dummies" always
suggests stupidity to me, not just ignorance - so if I'm intelligent but
ignorant of something, the "for Dummies" title is really off-putting.
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