Definition of classic SF battle: people suggesting that well justified opinions are the same as things facts
And that is the problem here.
A lionised SF member trots out a few remarks and people are in a tizzy.
Toss in an igent idol's say on the matter...oh, yeah! In the same vein, another igent idol (Flusser) prefers .5 inches btw and pandemonium ensues.
Even if it the shirt is pale purple so what? And this is speaking as someone whose shirt wardrobe is 85% solid very pale-blue. SF's phobia of the colour purple is asinine, provincial and shows a hollow understanding of colours.