How does someone get a link to the Orb

Mark A Mandel mam at theworld.com
Mon Jun 23 10:53:19 PDT 2003

On Mon, 23 Jun 2003, Iván Rebollo wrote:

#ON Monday 23, Philip Hart wrote:
#>Occam's razor tells me that your "ultimate measure" test can't be right
#>because it would have been urged on Tortaalik or at least mentioned in the
#>Aerich/Adron discussion of pride.  If the portent-haunted end of the 17th
#>Cycle isn't a special situation, what would be?
#That's my point,although I didn't express it properly; if Tortaalik could
#have broken the link of Adronn with the Orb he would have done it, wouldn't

As you or somebody else pointed out, Tortaalik isn't the brightest torch
in the basket. He might have been able to do it but
 1. not known he could
 2. not remembered he could
 3. not have thought of it
 4. have thought of it but dithered about it till it was too late

-- Mark A. Mandel
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