Value of professional email discussion groups

Subject: Value of professional email discussion groups
From: "Katherine Noftz Nagel (Kat)" <lists -at- masterworkconsulting -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 18:13:35 -0400

I just sent this to one of my web design lists, and I think it might
also be appropriate here.

-----------------original message--------------
> [original poster's name deleted]
>> The magic of the list is exactly like explaining "it" to your
>> grandmother. The process of clarification required to ask the
>> question of someone who isn't intimately involved is exactly what
>> solves the problem most of the time.
> Kat:
> And that's the primary value of this (and other) email discussion
> groups, I think. Not just in providing answers, although that's much
> appreciated, but in helping me ask better questions---pointing out
> the holes in my reasoning, the essential-but-absent information in my
> description of the problem. If I can just get the *questions* right,
> I have a fighting chance of coming up with the answers.

Kat Nagel, Owner, MasterWork Consulting
katnagel -at- masterworkconsulting -dot- com (business) (personal)

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