Question about Devera

Gaertk at aol.com Gaertk at aol.com
Wed Mar 5 14:33:04 PST 2003

Steven Brust <skzb at dreamcafe.com> writes:

> If I tell you that I'll meet you at Joe's Coffee Shop at 
> 8pm, and I do not show up until 9pm, I am telling you 
> something: I am saying that my time is more important than 
> yours.  I am saying that I am more important that you. 
> This is why, should that happen, I would rush to explain 
> why the delay was unavoidable, or I would apologize for 
> making you wait, or both.  The action sends a message.  If 
> the message was unintended, it ought to be corrected.
> If I require you to go through an unusual amount of work to 
> decipher a message that could have been delivered in a 
> straight-forward and simple manner, I am saying exactly the 
> same thing as if I had arrived at our appointment an hour 
> late.

So what was the reason behind the stream-of-3-consciousnesses 
bit in _Issola_?