Re: Boring Discussions

Subject: Re: Boring Discussions
From: Rick Lippincott <rjl -at- BOSTECH -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 1995 10:26:12 EST

Willard Brooks commented on the content of this list. He said:

> Please do not be offended...but I myslef do find disscussions of grammar
>and acronym capitalization somewhat less than rapturous.

Well, true, but....

The specific tools of the craft are what we discuss here, because these are
the elements we have in common. Here at my office, I can talk to my
co-workers about telephony, SS7 vs. E1 signaling, ring cadence, and how
to have up to 24 phone conversations coming out of one wire all at the same
time. But if I bring up acronym usage, the pros and cons of the Information
Mapping(TM) format, or serif vs. san serif type, the programmers are gonna
drop out of the conversation very quickly.

And of course, here on the list, it's just the other way around.

I think an important key is to work in an industry where you enjoy the
subject matter (or at least have -some- fascination with the technology
involved). This is where you find the satisfaction, in the daily task at
your desk. The nuts-and-bolts of writing discussions we have on this list
are only a diversion.

Rick Lippincott
Boston Technology
Wakefield, MA
rjl -at- bostech -dot- com

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