Reply to post: "It still begs the question, . . . ." (Re: Hmmm)

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"It still begs the question, . . . ." (Re: Hmmm)

Raises the question, Jack of Shadows, not begs!

Begging the question is a logical fallacy — essentially, assuming one's conclusion. But it has become all-too-common today for people to say "begs the question" when what they actually mean is that such-and-such raises the question.

You also refer to a January issue of BYTE without bothering to specify a year. (Plus if my guess is right, you actually mean August of 1985?*) But since you mention the Amiga and distinguish real multitasking from pale imitations, all is forgiven. You're all right.

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* http://archive.org/details/BYTE_Vol_10-08_1985-08_The_Amiga

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