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Re: Notation Reference 1.8 "Text" : ready for review

From: Patrick Horgan
Subject: Re: Notation Reference 1.8 "Text" : ready for review
Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2008 14:40:48 -0700
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I think that I've learned the most from the online conversations between Graham and Valentin, and as a tribute to them, would like to give what to some may seem an overly obvious interpretation of the undercurrents in their communications.

Graham Percival wrote:
On Fri, 3 Oct 2008 22:44:27 +0200
"Valentin Villenave" <address@hidden> wrote:
We've already had that argument one year ago. Back then, I went to

The definitive source of all knowledge and wisdom, of course.
Of course here Graham is saying, But I always thought it was Monty Python or Frank Zappa (depending on Astrological imports of course).
Also, what do you mean by "using a specific syntax"? (same
Obviously a syntax which is specific, you maoing (maoing mean in such a way as to be in spiritual communion with chairman mao) arguer o'doom!
No it doesn't "precisely explain".  The word "this" refers back to
"a specific syntax", which doesn't tell the reader anything.  I
mean, what's a non-specific syntax?
Ah, the master pauses to see if we pay attention.  The obvious answer is that it is a syntax which does not support the needs of the collective, but in a deeper and more spiritual, non-obvious sense, it is a syntax which is non-specific!  I hope I deserve your approval master.
I said "an example", not "an @example".
Or to put it in another way,
If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself.
If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution, you must take
part in revolution. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience.--Mao Zedong
I was tempted to have a markuplines @lilypond block here, but I
couldn't figure out how to print a multi-page snippet image.
N.B. multi-page refers to trans-dimensional personnel who announce the presence of important functionaries or plenipotentiaries, although confusingly enough, in some of those dimensions, it refers to several pages.
You don't need to quote stuff that you've done.  I know that I'm
right.  I really don't need the ego boost of having you tell me.  :)
Yes, the master shows us that the ego is nothing and we are all one in a cosmic all--or to put it in another way, the collective is everything and we are nothing except so far as we find our fulfillment in the achievements of the party.
No, you maoing look twice.
Some of these font families, used for specific items
such as numbers or dynamics, do not provide all
characters, as mentioned in @ref{New dynamic marks} and
@ref{Manual repeat marks}.

Where's this magical comma after the first @ref{} ?!
When he refers to the magical comma, and it's seemingly miraculous appearance, obviously he is quoting mao's famous aphorism:

It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.

So we too must give magical commas, (a metaphor for bread lines) to the universe, and then, if worthy, may in a Heinleinian sense grok the comma.
I'd actually rather kill \larger.  \smaller \bigger sounds better
than \smaller \larger.
Bigger sounds better, the power of alliteration tied to the magic of commas.  Ah, how could I have not seen it?  smaller is not alliterative with larger, hence is of less worth, in the same way that Mao is More!  But don't miss the sense of kill \larger, i.e. those who resist the collection must be removed, and in this case violence in the service of the order of the collective is really peace.
That's as far as I got before I got bored.
A clear and obvious reference to T. Lobsang Rampa, who decried the western aversion of boredom as a fleeing from the meditative trance state.  The master is letting us know that it was time for him to meditate, and indeed it is time for all of us to meditate.  Oh most great benificent master, we give our thanks;)  I'm reminded of Chez Evelyn Underhill who famously said:

It must be brooded upon, gazed at, seized again and again, as distractions seem to snatch it from your grasp. A restless boredom, a dreary conviction of your own incapacity, will presently attack you. This, too, must be resisted at sword-point.

Nice way of admitting you couldn't find anything else since everything
was perfect from there :)
The student makes a satirical reference to perfection to show his understanding that perfection is a journey, not a destination.  It is clear that  this is an oblique reference to Mao's:

    Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history; such is the history of civilization for thousands of years.

And seems an at lease fortuitous reference to Underhill's sword-point!  The servant is close to exceeding the master!

Note how Uh-huh has three h's, two u's and a dash.  Backwards, it is huh-hu.  Need I point out the obvious 8th century b.c. Chinese poetic reference here?  The master transcends Mao!  So once again, the student is seen within this concept of making an extraordinary achievement from the perspective of normal humanity, like he and I, but the master with kindness points to 3.8 additional realms of reality.

Thank you master;)


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