X-Message-Number: 16210
Date: Sun, 6 May 2001 00:38:34 -0400 (EDT)
From: Charles Platt <>
Subject: Alan Sinclair

I wish to explain one detail to readers of CryoNet who are not personally
familiar with Alan Sinclair, whose post to CryoNet should be in the same
mailblast as this. I hope Alan will forgive me for this personal

The meaning of Alan's messages is always clear, but sometimes individual
sentences may read a little oddly, because he can be dyslexic. One
consequence is that he may use a word incorrectly because it sounds the
same as another word. He may refer, for instance, to a "web sight" instead
of "web site." I regard this as the literary equivalent of slight color
blindness. It is only noticeable when the person is forced to communicate
via written text.

It would be a very grave error to assume from this that Alan is careless
or poorly educated. I spent an evening in his company, during a visit to
England, and he's one of the smartest people I have ever met. As you can
infer from his message here, he was also crucial in establishing British
cryonics capability. I have extremely high regard for Alan.

Dyslexia was misinterpreted for decades. Unfortunately, some people still
misinterpret it. Hence this brief message.


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