Re: Zen response to e-Archiving Challenge

From: Albert Henderson <chessNIC_at_COMPUSERVE.COM>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2001 09:23:59 -0400

on 25 May 2001 Stevan Harnad <> wrote:
> The posting by Albert Henderson, rather than illustrating fallacies
> on the part of others, is merely illustrating the errors to which one is
> prone when one has a conflict of interest (between what is really the
> case, and what one is advocating -- in Albert's case, as we all know,
> the advocacy is on behalf of certain parties' interests...).

If anyone has read my writings fairly over the years, they
should conclude that I have advocated on behalf of libraries
and their users more than any other segment of the learned
community. That has been my intention.

That sometimes means criticizing well-meaning but destructive
ideas, organizations, and individuals. I am not a lone critic.
My references go back to Thorsten Veblen and Max Weber. Perhaps
Stephen Harnad and his cohort will -- like Verner Clapp, Patricia
Battin, and Fremont Rider -- eventually suffer at the hands of
Nicholson Baker if he goes on to write the sequel to this season's
hit expose, Double Fold.

Finally, let me make it very clear that I am not receiving any
payment for my advocacy. I am on no payroll. I receive no other
kind of gratuity. I have not accepted any consulting assignment
for some time.

Albert Henderson
Received on Wed Jan 03 2001 - 19:17:43 GMT

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