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Ever so true. If we tell them the cold facts,
"It's a syntax. You have some choices to make
and if you get them wrong up front, we have a
lot of rework ahead." he will wander away and
befuddle others, maybe important people.
One answer is, "That's great! Do I have
a budget for this?" and let him worry about that.
So then the question is, what would you do first?
BTW: my boss tells me that I am too abstract.
I tell him that people who can't handle abstractions
shouldn't attempt XML. ;-)
From: Rick Jelliffe [mailto:email@example.com]
From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Anyone: your boss confidently tells you that XML is to be the
> cornerstone of all future work in your company. Now, in a low
> voice he asks you, "How do we get started?"
> What do you tell him?
Reminds me of that joke
Q. How do you tell a Boy Scout?
A. Gently, so as not to scare him.