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Combs, Richard [mailto:richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com] said:
> > Ya go away for the weekend, and the conversation gets silly.
> Amen! Excellent commentary. You've saved me the trouble of finishing
> extended rant about how tekwrytr goes on and on about _skills_ without
> ever mentioning _knowledge_. Not to mention _understanding_.
> Certainly, no one is irreplaceable. But years of learning about
> telephony, conferencing, VoIP, our products, etc., certainly _do_ give
> me a distinct advantage over a similarly skilled writer fresh off the
> street: I ask the engineers and product managers far fewer questions.
> fact, I frequently answer questions of theirs. That has far more value
> than an "arcane skill set."
Well, as one of the three remaining people paying any attention to this
thread, you surely have not failed to notice that only one person seems
to have brought up the notion of "unreplaceable", and then proffered
arguments for both sides...
Not a single one of the other participants actually made that argument
(not even using the proper term "irreplaceable"). That method of
debate has a name that I once knew... something bucolic... um,
"hayseed"? Nope. Um, "scarecrow"? Nope. Help me out here, I'm grasping
at ... "straws"... :-)
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