[Ansteorra] Why aren't we doing this?

mikea mikea at mikea.ath.cx
Fri Nov 5 12:41:21 PDT 2010

On Fri, Nov 05, 2010 at 02:27:32PM -0500, Jay Rudin wrote:
> The crucial observation is that the SCA grew by oral tradition, not by
> bureaucratic rules.
> In (very) early days, many (not all) in the West said 1550, many (not
> all) in the East said 1650, the original corporate documents did not
> get precise, and everyone repeated what they had heard as if it were
> the One True Way.

And many of us had no say in the Corporation taking over the Game. 

A bit of a Beatrix Potter story comes to mind:

'The bad Rabbit would like some carrot. He doesn't say "Please." He
takes it.'

But that's merely _obiter_, while Baron Robin's dictum is to the point.

Mike Andrews        /   Michael Fenwick    Barony of Namron, Ansteorra
mikea at mikea.ath.cx  /   Amateur Extra radio operator W5EGO
Tired old music Laurel; Chirurgeon; SCAdian since AS XI

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