RE: What's the purpose of this list?

Subject: RE: What's the purpose of this list?
From: "John Posada" <JPosada -at- isogon -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 13:58:15 -0500

I've seen very little axe delivery on this list....and none in a very
long time. I think some people are looking for a "There, there, it's
alright...we'll protect you from those big SME-meanies." and when they
find out that some of us are just as or more unsympathetic as people in
the real world (because not only are we from the real world, but we know
how our job is supposed to be done), they feel unloved.

I don't look for responses to bolster my's big enough as it is
and some would say it is too big. I mostly look for
short-and-sweet-or-not-so-sweet-answers, devil's-advocate responses, and
reality checks.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
Isogon Corporation
"Realizing Your Business Goals
Through Software Asset Management"

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Subject: RE: What's the purpose of this list?

Gene Kim-Eng wrote:
> There are lots of times in my life when a whack on the side of the
> head from someone who knows better is the best kind of support and
> friendly advice there is.

Yes, a whack on the side of the head can be good, but not when the whack
is delivered with an axe. Not many people want their heads taken off for
offering their opinions or for telling about difficult situations that
they have encountered. Disagree with others, be sarcastic, be sweet, be


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