Tribute to Barry Popik

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Wed Jan 30 22:26:56 UTC 2008

In a message dated 1/30/08 5:11:09 PM, Bapopik at AOL.COM writes:

> Ron Butters had said (and
> implied) many times that food postings are beneath the ADS-L.
This is just one more example of Mr. Popik's loss of touch with reality.

For the record, I have never said that food-term postings are "beneath
ADS-L." In fact, I have many times said that I felt his food-term research was an
invaluable asset for the ADS-L archive. Occasionally, I have suggested that SOME
of his postings seemed a bit trivial. But if I had found his messages
generally useless, I would simply have deleted them and not bothered to comment at
all. Most real professionals welcome feedback, even when it is negative.

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