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Patrick Differ
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1. I just came up with a way to do "somebody else's" trick, so I should be able to do it.
2. Or more specific...I just figured out a way to do Healed and Sealed, so I should be able to do it...
3. Or more familiar...I just figured out a way to do Jonathan's Coins Across...so I should be able to do it.

1. No.
2. Nope.
3. Definately nope.

I'm not talking about sleights or fonts or here, I'm talking about tricks and routines...concepts, if you will. It reads to me that others are talking about sleights, and the sleights of which are spoken are PUBLISHED in books that are owned. I see huge differences. Huge, huge differences.

Partizan...as it turns out, I learned "Any Card at Any Number" from a guy in a bar. As it turns out, the method taught me was Barrie Richardson's exact method, method #1. Right out of Theater of the Mind. As soon as I put two and two together, I stopped doing the trick and bought the book and started reading it. To make myself feel like a better man? To ease my guilty conscience? What would you have done?

I've already said that I take this extreme position to provoke this community into thinking twice before "moving in" on others' material.

This is a line drawn in the sand. And I'm on this side of it. Where are you?
Will you walk into my parlour? said the Spider to the Fly,
Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I've a many curious things to show when you are there.

Oh no, no, said the little Fly, to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair
-can ne'er come down again.
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I believe I'm on the side of moderation and common sense, and just plain ol' usin our noggin as well as our heart.
The difficult must become easy, the easy beautiful and the beautiful magical.
Patrick Differ
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Provoke.

Three out of four. Keep going and you have the four-bagger.
Will you walk into my parlour? said the Spider to the Fly,
Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I've a many curious things to show when you are there.

Oh no, no, said the little Fly, to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair
-can ne'er come down again.
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Eh?
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Patrick Differ
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Four-bagger = home run, as in baseball.

I'm with you right up until you mention "moderation." I'd much rather go to the extreme.

The answer is still "No". I will consult with the originator and wait until I receive the "go-ahead." Where are you?
Will you walk into my parlour? said the Spider to the Fly,
Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I've a many curious things to show when you are there.

Oh no, no, said the little Fly, to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair
-can ne'er come down again.
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On 2005-05-16 01:28, Patrick Differ wrote:


The answer is still "No".


No on what issue, specifically?

Thanks,

doug
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Patrick Differ
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Please start with a No.
Then work your way to a Yes.
Yes's, then No's, don't help.

Hey,
That's a haiku.
Will you walk into my parlour? said the Spider to the Fly,
Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I've a many curious things to show when you are there.

Oh no, no, said the little Fly, to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair
-can ne'er come down again.
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On 2005-05-11 14:21, Partizan wrote:
1) So if I read a book I then cannot vocalise any of the ideas therin?

2) So if a font I did not pay for looks good in my design I must not use it?

3) If I learn a trick from an old guy in a pub and it turns out to be xdini's routine, then I must cease perfomance until remuneration is given?

Morals maketh a man. dither and vacillate like a fool! P.2005


1) Citation is good, quotation diminshes the value of the work to yourself and others. You paid for the thing, USE it.

2) I believe Adobe and other font sellers and typeface designers have something to say about that. Those that are in the freeware domain are there for free. those in the market are for pay.

3) If old so-and-so has published, and you want to do the trick, go buy his offering that contains the thing.

Anyone need a copy of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged?
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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