[R] R-help Digest, Vol 35, Issue 24

(Ted Harding) Ted.Harding at nessie.mcc.ac.uk
Wed Jan 25 11:06:41 CET 2006

I've been reluctant to step into this topic, but now
feel that it may be helpful to make a certain point.

On the internet, for the most part, the person behind
the email is invisible and intangible. It is therefore
possible, when someone puts their foot down, to stamp
inadvertently on someone else's already broken toes.

A friend of mine, very intelligent, very knowledgeable
and creative, very articulate, nevertheless when writing
uses spelling which can be a close approximation to
random, and some interesting variants of grammar and
vocabulary as well.

The reason: dyslexia.

While most of us hit the wrong keys at times (and when
we read back over what we've written tend to see what we
intended to write rather than what we did write), and
when backed against the wall would admit that we could
have got it right if we had paid better attention, there
are some people who can't help "getting it wrong".

But, on the internet, one cannot readily recognise who
they are (though in some cases, if one knows the signs,
one may guess).

Best wishes to all,

E-Mail: (Ted Harding) <Ted.Harding at nessie.mcc.ac.uk>
Fax-to-email: +44 (0)870 094 0861
Date: 25-Jan-06                                       Time: 10:06:35
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