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

From: Ted Harding <Ted.Harding_at_nessie.mcc.ac.uk>
Date: Wed 25 Jan 2006 - 21:06:41 EST


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,
Ted.



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