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Comment 36 by Ignorant Amos

I've been very busy being dead. It's not all it's cracked up to be. In fact I've no idea why it's so popular.

Comment 42 by Alternative Carpark

See Pinker

Now who said Orwell? He tends towards journalism - you can pretty things up, but Self doesn't. Note to Self - downers is the wrong direction.

An obscure word is a step away from the mentalese, an extra translation. You had better make the break in flow worthwhile. Reading Self is a marathon with no prize.

Tue, 24 Apr 2012 07:51:34 UTC | #936943