RE: Help - my consultants cannot write!

Subject: RE: Help - my consultants cannot write!
From: "Michael West" <mike -dot- west -at- bigpond -dot- com>
To: "'Porrello, Leonard'" <lporrello -at- illumina -dot- com>, "'Edwin Skau'" <eddy -dot- skau -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 06:59:08 +1100

Oh, dear. Perhaps I am a relic of a dead civilization. When I speak of a
well-educated person, I do not mean someone who plays basketball well, nor
do I believe the purpose of education to produce basketball players, nor in
the world I inhabit can a person unable to write a coherent paragraph be
regarded as a well-educated person. In the culture I live in, a
well-educated person, whatever his or her occupational specialty, knows how
to process, evaluate and communicate information in a manner appropriate to
the audience and the subject matter.

A "consultant" who can't write clearly and succinctly? There was a time when
that would have been regarded as comical.

-----Original Message-----
From: Porrello, Leonard [mailto:lporrello -at- illumina -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, 11 October 2011 4:19 AM
To: 'Michael West'; 'Edwin Skau'
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: Help - my consultants cannot write!

By "different language," I thought Edwin was using "language" loosely to
describe different modes of thinking. Some people "think" primarily
kinesthetically; others are primarily visuospatial, auditory, olfactory,
gustatory, and even social thinkers. Someone who is a genius at and very
well educated in basketball may not be able to write a coherent paragraph.
Similarly, someone who can write and even reason exceptionally well may not
be able to do advanced mathematics well (and vice-versa). And then there is
wisdom, which is apparently transcendent.



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Re: Help - my consultants cannot write!: From: Michael West
Re: Help - my consultants cannot write!: From: Edwin Skau
RE: Help - my consultants cannot write!: From: Michael West
RE: Help - my consultants cannot write!: From: Porrello, Leonard

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