I have it from an unimpeachable source that something way cool is going to be announced. He could not, however, reveal what. But he’s highly credible, and if he says it’s cool, it will be. Stay tuned.
Day: January 6, 2009
From Ad Hominem to Weasel Wording
At a delightful New Year’s Day party in North Oakland, I met Don Lindsay, a technology professional and skeptic whose website includes A List of Fallacious Arguments. The list starts with Ad Hominem (attacking the speaker instead of the argument: “Well, but everyone knows he’s a liberal apologist.”) and ends with Weasel Wording (similar to euphemism: “It’s not a war, it’s a police activity.”).
Don also has written the succinct essay “Why Do Favors?” Reading it will cheer you up after you’ve come to grips with the fallacious arguments.
Meet my most colorful client
I’m in San Francisco this week, visiting friends and attending Macworld, which opens tomorrow morning.
Meanwhile, back in Seattle (where they’ve got another foot of snow to contend with) the Post-Intelligencer has profiled one of my favorite (and certainly, most colorful) clients, The Purple Store.