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A foolish consistency is the hogoblin of little minds, adored by little
statesmen and philosophers and divines.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Essays,
?Self-Reliance? (First Series, 1841).
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Subject: Re: Single-step procedures
> From: Christopher Knight <knight -at- ADA -dot- COM>
> Date: Thursday, July 31, 1997 6:40 PM
> Further to the posting earlier about numbers-for-steps and
> bullets-for-lists, my practice is to use a bullet for a procedure
> with only one step. A reviewer has just asked me to change this
> to a number 1 "for consistency". I figure a number 1 implies
> more than one step. What do you-all think?
Tell the reviewer this:
"A foolish consistency is the hobgobblin of small minds."
I can't remember to whom to attribute this quote.
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