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bio website shintakezou.blogspot.com
location Italy
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seen May 15 '13 at 7:48

I like computer languages, human languages, art languages, scientific languages, mathematical languages... languages, symbols, literature, sociological behaviours mediated by symbols/languages ... and so on.

My mother tongue is not english (clear because of my imperfect english).

I use often the nick ShinTakezou, or similar, for historical reasons mainly.

The following citation is usually underrated by many:


Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.


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awarded  Supporter
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comment Is it okay to quote a saying, even if i don't know who said it?
The context could suggest also to omit the whole "it has been said that" part and just write e.g. «"Many wealthy people are little more than janitors of their possessions", and so it was for John Smith, who in all his life took care of xyz without being able to use it...». I appreciate notes if the citation is indeed living part of the sentence and attribution is necessary.
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awarded  Teacher
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comment Is Postscript still useful in the age of email?
@Neil Fein, I disagree. It can be used to deliver a punch line, that could even change the interpretation of what comes before (a taste matter). About climax, it would be ineffective since the "PS" comes after an "implicit" break, while I think a climax should be tied, and be a "continuum" altogether with the rest of the text
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answered Is Postscript still useful in the age of email?
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