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From: "Susan W. Gallagher" <sgallagher -at- EXPERSOFT -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Dec 1995 13:53:40 -0800

At 1:14 PM 12/28/95, Guy McDonald wrote:
>Please, let's knock this stuff off. Arguing about spelling is like my kid
> fighting over his toys in the sandlot. Thank you.

>Richard is on the right track by focusing on the Certification issue.

But, Guy...
You missed the point. It's not *spelling*. There are two separate parts
to the certification issue.

1. Of what benefit is Certification?

2. What skill set are we certifying?

Both of these questions must be answered, and one is as difficult
to answer as the other. We may be able to determine that Certification,
in principle, is a good thing and that we should all advocate it, do it,
be certified, etc. But if we cannot identify the skill set that we're
certifying, all the fancy paper in the world won't help us. Likewise,
if we pin down the skill-set, but can't decide whether the certificate
will benefit us... Well... You see what I mean. The "what" is as
central to the issue as the "why".

-Sue Gallagher
sgallagher -at- expersoft -dot- com

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