Quiet-List 1997

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Re: Quiet Quote

On Wed, 25 Jun 1997, Federico Miyara wrote:

> Just to give an example, when I'm doing a mental but uninteresting task, 
> a Vivaldi concerto is noise, but an quiete appealing one! It is noise 
> because it interferes with my activity, I would better not listen to it.

  I would characterize the Vivaldi concerto as a 
"pleasant distraction" rather than noise in this case, 
simply because you actually _enjoy listening to it, in spite of 
its interference with your activity.

> When speaking of "intrinsic" noise, you are right in your ojection. But
> I couldn't as yet find a criterion to tell intrinsic noise from subjective 
> noise. 

 Sorry, I don't know what you mean by "intrinsic" noise.

 Eric Greenspoon 
  Vice President - Citizens' Coalition Against Noise

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