Re: Andrew's Challenge Accepted (More).

Subject: Re: Andrew's Challenge Accepted (More).
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 02 Dec 2000 20:36:29 -0800

Dan Emory wrote:

>My preliminary analysis has concluded that this document is mediocre at best, is full of classic examples of >bad writing practice, and certainly wouldn't win any legitimate awards for excellence.

Then, in a later post, he wrote:

> In an earlier post, I announced that I have accepted Andrew Plato's challenge to evaluate a document which > he authored in support of the BlackICE Defender product. In addition to my own analysis, I have submitted > the same document to a personwho is a Computer Information Security Specialist (CISSP), as certified by the > International Information Security Classification Consortium. He is one of only 3000 people worldwide who > have acquired that eminent distinction.

Does anybody besides me hate this turn in the discussion? I like a
lively discussion as well as anyone, but, this is getting far too
personal not to make me squirm.

Dan, can you please do everyone a favor and end it here?

If you must continue, then please disqualify yourself or anyone you
appoint. Instead, have someone that both you and Andrew agree upon
be the judge (and, just on the long shot that I was proposed, I
won't do it; I'm simply not interested). While I could be mistaken,
both your tone and your "preliminary analysis" sound to me as though
you are far too personally involved, either to judge fairly or
appoint a judge.

Anyway, what will your analysis show? In part, I suspect, that
Andrew's documentation doesn't follow your process - and we know
that already.

Bruce Byfield, Outlaw Communications
Contributing Editor, Maximum Linux
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