SPOILER for _Dragon_...what's up with Vlad, again?

Mon Feb 17 18:09:20 PST 2003

On Monday, February 17, 2003, at 09:21 PM, Steven Brust wrote:

> At 05:58 PM 2/17/2003 -0800, Philip Hart wrote:
>> I don't in fact use exclamation points.
> I do, occasionally.  I'd miss them if they were gone.  But you're 
> right, they're used way too much.  I had a huge argument with Ace 
> because they would add exclamation marks to my cover quotes, and that 
> would infuriate me.
>> In any case, I've seen too many sentences on the net which couldn't be
>> spoken in the tone indicated by the attached emoticon to find them
>> tolerable.  Your mileage may vary, to quote the net.
> This argument, however, is specious.  Misuse of a tool by some does 
> not show that the tool is useless.
> Although I admit that somtimes it does make one wish that the tool 
> would get lost in the box.

I am confused!
Oh wait, sorry :-)