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Edwin Schlossberg

Good writing gets people to think. It may get them to react violently - and I don't mean physically violently - or it may get them to react pensively. It doesn't matter much - it gets a reaction that involves thought.

Many times throughout my writing career I've even said this. When discussing John Dvorak I said:

But I digress. Hell, I'm writing an opinion column myself, right? The difference between myself and Dvorak? I encourage people to think.

To that end, this Edwin Schlossberg quote from Tim O'Reilly resonates strongly:

The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think.

Even my disclaimer says I may not express my actual opinions, but instead may write to provoke thought. My own, typically - I don't assume that anyone's reading this silly site! :-)

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