Re: [MedievalSawdust] Re: "overengineering "
- Heh, funny ("funny" as in "unique, different", not "funny" as in "ha-ha").
Maybe I grew up reading too many books from t'other side o' the pond, but the way I read it was more along the lines of "research and learn X, continue researching and learn Y which is a newer study of X, revise opinion of X, repeat as needed"
As for the "conspicuous consumption" aspect of 4-legged chairs, that certainly makes sense to me. And, I think that's what I was getting around to with my "conservation of resources" post, in a round-about way. :-)
Regarding the "expert"........I'm sorry to say that I've met WAY too many so-called amateurs who've known far more than the folks with alphabet soup at the ends of their names. Most of the highly-edjoomacated I've encountered couldn't find their derriere with both hands and a road-map - for some reason, "theory" seems to push "common sense" right out their ears.
Now, if the expert had said that only royalty had _elevated_ chairs, that I'd buy - saw an example yesterday on Rick Steve's Europe! (yeah, great resource huh? Throne room of Christian IV, I think)
--- wchasr@... wrote:
From: "William" <wchasr@...>
Subject: [MedievalSawdust] Re: "overengineering "
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 15:52:07 -0000
As someone from a modern engineering & design background I say revise a LOT more than study...
Corollory: Remember for every vision, there is an equal and opposite re-vision.
--- In email@example.com, "Bill McNutt" <mcnutt@...> wrote:
> Inter-cultural Language note for Mah Fellow Umercuns: Julian (and other
> residents of the Mother Country) will say "Revise" where an American will
> say "study."