[extropy-chat] Rotary animation in New Nanotech book by Josh Hall

MB mbb386 at main.nc.us
Tue May 31 19:20:25 UTC 2005

On Tue, 31 May 2005, Mike Lorrey wrote:

> --- Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> > At 07:26 PM 5/30/2005 -0700, Gina "Nanogirl" Miller wrote:
> >
> > >Mr. Hall has published many papers
> >
> > Indeed he has, but since he holds a PhD I believe that should make
> > JoSH *Dr.* Hall, no? Although I've noticed American usage is a bit
> > random in this regard.
> Depends on the circumstances.
> We have the Constitutional prohibition against titles of nobility here,
> so it is a long standing cultural bias against formal and consistent
> use of even earned titles like Doctor, Esquire, "Your Honor"/Judge,
> various military officer ranks, or even Senator or Congressman,
> particularly outside the professional milieu in which those titles have
> meaning.

He was referred to as *Mr.* Hall. If we're going to give him a title
at all, at least it should be the correct one!
	Since the conversation appears to be about his professional
publishing, the use of the title would be appropriate, IMHO.


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