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Re: Discussing to death

From: Sergiu Ivanov
Subject: Re: Discussing to death
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 18:29:01 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)


On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 10:33:36PM +0200, Arne Babenhauserheide wrote:
> Am Sonntag, 13. September 2009 17:41:36 schrieb Sergiu Ivanov:
> > My strategy is to try to fix some decisions which tend to appear in
> > the flow of discussion and include them in some (temporary) roadmap.
> > Thus all the way throughout the discussion items get into the plan
> > and, even if some details generate an infinite loop, I can always
> > implement the already included points.
> That's a nice way to keep the flow. 
> If the roadmap is public, you can then even point people tehre and say "Are 
> there parts in here, we can all agree on?" and try breaking the loops that 
> way. 

Yes, it's exactly what I do :-)
> It's hard to do that, though, if the discussion is a prerequisite to
> beginning at all. I hope the suggestion for the wiki helps reducing
> the number of stopping points for writing texts (but doesn't
> increase maintenance load).

I think it will.  I only have to go through this crazy University week
and then I'll have time to do what I have promised.

> It's a similar point as point as the one with a random universe: To
> us it will always appear special because it allows life, but if it
> didn't allow life, we wouldn't be here to look at it, so saying that
> the universe is special because we can observe it is the same as
> saying that our strategies for avoiding the trap aren't perfect
> after we just crawled out of the trap together :) But it's
> interesting (and important) to keep in mind, nontheless.

I love intricate reasoning :-D And yes, the issues should be kept in
mind so that we can avoid them in the future.
> And it doesn't say we have to fall into the same trap again (all the time) - 
> just like not every possible universe has to allow life to exist :) 

Sure :-)
> Happy hacking! 

Thank you! :-) Happy hacking to you, too!


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