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If we have a long enough career, we are likely all of those at
some point or another. They are just roles.
A cowboy here has a different connotation. It means a strong,
self-sufficient, highly competent and confident member of the
team who can be relied upon to get the herd to market without
too much whining or too many trips to the saloon. To secure the
future, the man of action and the man of law work together.
If you decide to subset ASN.1, you will need a considerable amount
of fortitude. You may even have to give away the credit. Be sure
to keep ALL the documentation to fight the patent predators.
From: John Larmouth [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
I like your comments! And ASN.2 may not be the right descendent. In the
climate "Abstractions" or just "the A notation" might be better!
But as you say, many brain cycles could be consumed on the name!
Now, am I a pioneer, rancher or cowboy or dude? I am sure I was a pioneer
the 1980s (it is easy to recognise that in retrospect). But it is hard to
pretend to be so today (age 60+!). But a rancher - that is for the tool
- not me. A cowboy - at least in the UK, that has VERY negative
It means a con-merchant. I hope I am not that. A dude - I guess that has
worse publicity, as a simpleton that understands nothing - but I do seem to
involved in selling - good ideas still seem to need to be sold! Maybe I
dude, but I hope I am not a simpleton.
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