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RE: humility (was RE: experts)
- From: "Simon St.Laurent" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Gavin Thomas Nicol <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 15:59:13 -0500
At 03:22 PM 3/28/01 -0500, Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote:
> > I'm not sure about "designed by geniuses so it can be used by
> > morons" - I'm suggesting perhaps "designed by people with
> > experience so that people with less experience can still
> > use it without much risk."
>The person with enough experience to do the latter, is
>an expert in my book. A genius with little real-world
>experience, and no ability to interact with it, is
>an ignoramus without an intermediary...
So are you suggesting that we're merely getting the wrong kind of experts?
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