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Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2003 22:38:55 EDT
Subject: quotations

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Reading James Swayze's last post regarding nanotech (which made some very 
good points), a small suggestion. When using quotes from previous messages by 
different people, it's easy for the reader to become confused over who said 
what, easy to mistake a single quote for a double quote etc. Might be a good 
idea to lead off each quotation with the name of the writer.

By the way, James, your story idea sounds good, but in order for it to sell 
there has to be some conflict and character interplay. Some of the old 
science fiction could succeed on ideas and sense of wonder alone, but no 

Robert Ettinger


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