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Jon.Crowcroft at cl.cam.ac.uk
Wed Sep 14 22:24:00 PDT 2005
you have my meaning straight.
In missive <4328F9B5.30406 at swin.edu.au>, grenville armitage typed:
>>Fer cryin' out loud, people.
>>Reading this list for a few years and being unable to parse Jon's emails
>>seems mutually exclusive. But let's try, shall we?
>>> an awful lot are those hotmail/yahoo email folks you allude to,
>>> (I have no idea where they are really from - are they using such
>>> addresses because they are afraid their university will catch them plagiarising,
>>> or are they blocked in china?) and they do more harm than good.
>>So, the context is "those hotmail/yahoo email folks you allude to". Who
>>is "you"? Llloyd. His preceding line: "I have now left myself open to years and
>>years of questions from yahoo/hotmail-using students who have trouble stringing
>>coherent sentences together." No references to ethnicity or geography so far.
>>Moving on, Jon's word "(I have no idea where they are really from" suggest a
>>parenthetical aside that isn't trying to be scientific or complete.
>>" - are they using such ...plagiarising, or are they blocked in china."
>>Curiously, the hypothesis preceding "or" should seem entirely reasonable for
>>_any_ academic whose received the type of emails to which Lloyd and Jon refer.
>>And that's also entirely independent of ethnicity or geography.
>>Finally the hypothesis after "or" suggest the use of "such addresses" to bypass
>>censorship or primary email accounts located within a particular country.
>>I'm surprised that anyone should be held to task for alluding to a correlation
>>between censorship and China.
>>Unless Jon confesses to intending to imply Chinese students plagiarise, I believe
>>_that_ characterisation of Jon's email is tenuous at best and should be withdrawn.
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