In article <mpro.l2mqgk00ozzow04zw.lists(a)stevefryatt.org.uk>, Steve
Fryatt <lists(a)stevefryatt.org.uk> wrote:
On 18 May, george wrote in message
> You did say it. OK, the word 'stable' was not used, but
> TIB article 'Last RISC OS version of NetSurf announced', dated 14 Jan
> "Team spokesman Michael Drake said earlier today: "NetSurf 2.5 is
> likely to be the last release for RISC OS. It is unlikely that RISC
> OS development builds will function for much longer after this,
You can make statements say anything you want, if you take selective
bits out of context and quote them. The rest of that Iconbar article
made the situation clear, although the headline was a lillte tabloid
(and I pointed that out at the time).
Well, tabloid papers tell lies, so what does that mean?! ;-)
Before entering into another "didn't say that" debate may I please point
out that the essence of good communication is ensuring that the message
received is the one sent. If discussion reveals that an unintended
message is received by some there can be many reasons for this, not just
what was originally (not) said. Constantly repeating 'that's not what was
meant, read it' is unhelpful if the wrong nuances are still clouding
minds. What does 'likely' mean to different people? Almost certain?
Many corporate press releases are intended to clarify as well as inform.
I believe that you have confirmed that limited development of RISC OS
NetSurf continues, despite the /impression/ given elsewhere.