December 18, 2005

Read it

Yes, read it.

10 comments:

shivam vij said...

amazing, no? how often do you find this level of debate in the blogosphere?

Neela said...

Dilip,

You are not seriously advocating that we read this unedited stream of consciousness are you? Hope this time that tongue is firmly in cheek!

To paraphrase Dorothy Parker:

This is not a comment that should be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.

n!

Dilip D'Souza said...

Neela, I am just saying, read it.

After that, do as Dorothy Parker does. Or you may want to think of Groucho Marx, who refused to belong to any club that would admit him as a member. Or even Baden Powell, who said "Be Prepared".

Tanuj said...

can't help but agree with neela and ms parker (after reading chetan's epic).

agree with shivam, too. this is amazing stuff. indeed, quite rare in the blogosphere: no one's ever tried to win an argument by sheer verbosity before this tour de force. 4827 words (thanks, shivam) is commendable. a pathbreaking effort, which in its scale and impact must rank at par with the first filibusters.

well done!

Neela said...

ah dilip! haven't heard that name (baden powell) in years (much like the word "counterpane" which I only recently heard a friend say)- brings back memories of sheep shank knots and campfires in Lonavla (Baden Powell I mean, not counterpane).

now that you've started me on the quotations what about samuel johnson "no one but a blockhead wrote except for money?"

or misquoting ms parker again "he ran the entire gamut of arguments from A to B".

n!

Dilip D'Souza said...

Tanuj, I'm amused.

Re: Enron, you said individual examples are not representative. Now chetan's epic is too long.

But you see, we arguers try hard to please.

I offer one more individual example in my latest post, Back to the future (actually my MidDay article today). So the count of individual examples is up to two (and there may be more) -- but warning: the article is longer than Chetan's epic. Can't have everything, I understand.

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neela said...

Dilip,

Your MTNL example today only indicates that competition is good for everyone concerned. It seems to me more of an argument for a freemarket than anything else.

n!

Dilip D'Souza said...

Tanuj, what's this about deleting comments? Two more from you deleted this morning.

Tanuj said...

neela inadvertently used my login to post her comments, and then deleted them. you can now see her comments posted under her name.