So I’ve been doing this for seven years and luckily can count on one hand the number of times that I’ve messed up pretty badly, but that last post was a whopper.
Not only did I confuse Mark Federman (who I mostly agree with) with Mark Bauerline (who I mostly disagree with), I actually fell on the side of the latter in that post. Go figure.
Suffice to say, I screwed up big time. And I am experiencing a personal teachable moment. Not that I would change anything in terms of what I said about the essay. But this realization is providing some interesting reflection.
(Thanks to an e-mail from Jay Hurvitz for catching the switch and being very gracious in his e-mail pointing it out.)
Wow. You are human. Didn’t see that one coming. Glad to see I’m not the only one. 🙂
Dean Shareski says
Now I’m more confused. Not about the name mixup but when you say, “I feel on the side of the latter”, you mean you agree here with Bauerlein? Why is that an error?
I’ve been reading “The Dumbest Generation” in which he tries to make this case and I would say while there are aspects he may have right, I find his arguments weak in many cases.
Unless I’m just not reading this right (perhaps because it’s on a screen? 😉 ) I’m not getting the full extent or your mistake other than a citation error.
Will Richardson says
It’s screen reading. It says I “fell” not “feel” although it’s kinda sorta the same. I agreed with Bauerline, with whom I totally disagreed, vehemently disagreed in terms of the Dumbest Generation.
Let’s move on, eh? ;0)
Darren Draper says
I think most people understand that we’re all human here – we all make mistakes, that’s a part of life.
To be honest, I’m just glad to see that you’re starting to get your groove back.
Keep up the great work.