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If at first you don't succeed, revise your definition of success
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juggzy From: juggzy Date: November 18th, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
See next post. I was cross because you seemed to dismiss him as a crazy, but on reflection, I realised that given my background, I'm probably more able to read between the lines of an email like that, and if he is serious about this dream of his, there are avenues that he can pursue for money (British Council, mainly - my next employers work very closely with the British Council). It is a hilarious and extremely sad email at the same time, but the follow up is the killer; it's like Mick would think for three days about something, very seriously, and then come back and say "actually, no, it's 2*pi" or whatever and expect me to have followed it through. Although it's funny and eccentric, that second email has *something* that would make me want to take him more seriously.

i.e. he's thought about it and realised that you may think he's a crazy and wants to go faster than the speed of light and he is reassuring you that he doesn't and he isn't crazy at all.

Edited at 2009-11-18 06:07 pm (UTC)
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