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Re: Snake-Oil FAQ
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An entity claiming to be Lance Cottrell wrote:
: >I think a blacklist of that sort is inherently bad. I would much rather
: >have the public be able to RECOGNIZE SYMPTOMS of snake oil, rather than
: >just be spoon fed a list of good products vs. bad products. Pardon the
: >cliche, but if you give a man a fish ... etc, etc.
: I agree in principle, but for the foreseeable future I think the list will
: be a "good thing".
As long as the descriptions of the products are comprehensive. Concern
about legal issues has been expressed from the beginning. But, I don't
think that libel/slander laws will be a stumbling block, as long as
the publication is similar in nature to "Consumer Reports" or somesuch.
: "Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra. Suddenly
: it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night the ice
: weasels come."
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