So this isn't really the post I plan/ned to write later today, it's just something I want to say because I was bizarrely inspired by cbd's comment on Derek's blog about Bluto-in-the-cafeteria pedagogy. Which is: Fulkerson (and other taxonimists like Berlin) seem to believe we can and should lay out a nice grid to explain the rational cause and effect of why we do what we do when we teach writing. Now, I'm all for having reasons, but I don't really think we can count on reasonableness/rationality. Right? We are affective creatures. We can't rationally map what we do. We're Bluto in the cafeteria. Let's see if we can map some motives instead of gridding the reasons.
More, really, later.