Teasinggtara posted a disturbing thesis in Strategy about the supposed susceptibility of ET readers to unconscious manipulation by hypnotic masters. She firmly believes that the subject of her study is a Svangalic genius in print persuasion. I think he is just a harmlessly loquacious old fool, the kind you can find closing the bar in the seedy part of any town. Certainly no Mesmer. Garrulous? Yes. But Machiavellian? He couldn't even spell it! But I offer Fraulein Tara this home, rent free, to redevelop her views, should she care to. I shall serve as canvas dummy to her epee as needed.