From: Stephen Turner (sret1_at_ntlworld.com)
Date: Sat Dec 22 2001 - 23:03:54 PST

Future rules must describe something their authors like, with reasons.
Thus, Committee members might learn more about each other.

Stephen likes (most) classical music. Reasons: emotional power/intensity,
plus good tunes!

Notes on validity:

173.2: People seem to be taking this rule to mean that rules may not repeat
words from other rules. While I am amazed by James and Glenn's verbal
dexterity, that was not my intention. I only meant that words may not
repeat words within themselves, and I hope that the Judge will use this

173:7.2: I'm not really sure what this means in practice. It could be
argued that I am illegally starting a theme here. I would counter that
heading off in a totally new direction is far less themeful than continuing
the implicit theme of "syntactic restrictions on rules".

173:7.3: I'm assuming that "without" is used here in the older meaning,
i.e. the opposite of "within".

Stephen Turner, Cambridge, UK    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/adelie/stephen/
"This is Henman's 8th Wimbledon, and he's only lost 7 matches." BBC, 2/Jul/01

Rule Date: 2001-12-23 07:04:13 GMT

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