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Re: experts

----- Original Message -----
From: "Marcus Carr" <mrc@allette.com.au>
To: "Kimbro Staken" <kstaken@dbxmlgroup.com>
Cc: "Dave Winer" <dave@userland.com>; "Simon St.Laurent"
<simonstl@simonstl.com>; <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2001 10:20 PM
Subject: Re: experts

> Kimbro Staken wrote:
> > > Where do these mysterious experts come from, if
> > > not the trenches?
> >
> > Research departments of large companies and universities.
> And this group of people:
>   a)  have nothing to offer, and
>   b)  represent such a significant proportion that we should consider
> exclusion.

Heh, heh, I didn't say either one of those things. I was merely answering
the question of where experts can come from that do not come from the
trenches. They're still experts and usually extremely bright ones at that.
How down to earth they are though is debatable and in my opinion that is how
it should be. Researchers are supposed to think out of the box to come up
with new ideas to increase our knowledge. Who wants a researcher who thinks
in terms of how things are today?

> I don't buy it.
> --
> Regards,
> Marcus Carr                      email:  mrc@allette.com.au
> ___________________________________________________________________
> Allette Systems (Australia)      www:    http://www.allette.com.au
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Kimbro Staken
Chief Technology Officer
The dbXML Group L.L.C.