Re: [CR]Now: List Bias Was: Another Shimano history question


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From: "jerrymoos" <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <D24CD8D2A42DBE408E31D99568D7AAFFD8E331@mlsswn02p.was.int.imf.org> <125701c428b8$05b5f1c0$efddfea9@mooshome> <40885BD0.B1F425B1@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Now: List Bias Was: Another Shimano history question
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 19:17:52 -0500


Depends on your definition of bias. The word was once used simply to mean a preferential interest in or disposition toward one thing versus another, kind of like electrical engineers talked about biasing a transistor in the old days. It only came to mean unfair and discriminatory when the world became oversensitive and politically correct in more recent years. I think there is a definite Campy bias here in the older, non-sinister sense. That is, there is a preferential interest in Campy as opposed to Shimano. Or to Stronglight/Simplex for that matter.

Regards,

Jerry Moos
Houston, TX


----- Original Message -----
From: "Chuck Schmidt"
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Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 6:57 PM
Subject: [CR]Now: List Bias Was: Another Shimano history question



> jerrymoos wrote:
> >
> (cut)
> > Someone said this reveals a Campy bias here. I tend to agree, in that
> > everyone seems to know what the correct markings on the axle locknuts were
> > for a 1973 Campy Record hub, no no one seems sure how many versions of Dura
> > Ace there were or when they were introduced.
>
>
> I do not believe that a lack of knowledge equals a bias. Apples and
> oranges in my opinion.
>
> Chuck Schmidt
> South Pasadena, Southern California
>
> .