Re: Serious thoughts/not so serious, this time

Wade Tarzia (tarzia@UCONNVM.UCONN.EDU)
Thu, 10 Oct 1996 12:28:23 -0400

>While it's great to be able to reliably sort Wade's dilemma -- is it an event
>or isn't it -- based on our new methodology -- are there not third
>possibilities, ones which simply applying the method wouldn't necesarily
>identify? ... and etc., etc.

--- I think I will soon be entering anthropology folklore as one or more
archetypal personalities: the "stupid" ethnographer who didn't know a role
when he saw one; the "irritated" ethnographer who was chagrined that the
informants kept getting in the way of his cognitive categories; the
"sensitive ethnographer" who sent home mail-bombs to all of his cognitive
categories and 'went native' ---

Would you be surprized if I planned this all along as a folklore
experiment! Alas, I'm not that smart or foresightful! Carry on! As
Sherlock Holmes said to Dr. Watson (paraphrased): 'Some of us are
lightbulbs, others the wires carrying the juice.' Better one than none!
-- ;-) -- wade tarzia