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Clarification

August 31st, 2005 by Jeff | Dump Core

Lest someone misinterprets the last part of my previous post, I suppose I should make a slight clarification. The last paragraph was not meant to imply Websnark’s readership is incapable of independent critical thought. Such a generalization is both unrealistic and unfair, and certainly not what I intended. However, I can see how someone might read that line of reasoning into it. On the other hand, though, I’ve lost count of how many enthusiastic readers have written me, starting off with a comment such as “I was afraid to try reading GPF because of what the Websnark said about it, but then I tried it for myself and I found that I really like it….”

My main goal was to point out to potential readers of this blog (both of you) the very good observation made by the equally valid and opposing review in Tangents. Personally, I never trust the reliability of any critic until I compare his or her assessments against my own on several review targets. If we seem to be on the same wavelength, then I might trust the author’s reviews of something I haven’t seen; if we don’t agree, it’s unlikely that the reviewer’s opinions will be useful to me in the future.

The real gist of what I meant was to remind people to formulate their own opinions, no matter what you read or where you read it. Don’t take Eric Burns’ or Robert Howard’s or even my opinions about GPF or any online comic for granted.

Core dumps have been directed to /dev/null.


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