Re: The Flea

Beth W. Baldwin (bobaldwi@HAMLET.UNCG.EDU)
Wed, 16 Oct 1996 14:45:26 -0400

> > > >I do think that this medium however *has the potential* for making
> > > >ideas, positions, motives, etc. visible.
> > > > Well, this assumes that what's *not* said is meaningless!
> > > No, it assumes that it's not visible. What's not said does have
> > > meaning, of course. But, the meaning of the "not said" must be
> > > inferred because it is not visible.
> > It must be inferred if it's visible, too. It _always_ has to be
> > inferred (even when it's said).

Yea Marcy!
Therefore, I infer that this medium has the potential for any inference
based upon visible and invisible, spoken and unspoken signals and so has
no more potential for conveying "meaning" than any other medium for