[long non rant] Re: [ILUG] CALIBRE
rcunniff at stp.dias.ie
Wed Sep 15 17:47:07 IST 2004
On Wed, 15 Sep 2004, Bryan O'Donoghue wrote:
> > To paraphrase myself: "The open field is not a place these new comers
> > are comfortable with."
> I think I generally agree with the gist of that.
So do I.
While we're on the subject of fields, I think it's worth noting that when
you find you might not be in Kansas any more, it's generally considered
a good idea to *ask* *the* *locals*.
The CALIBRE people very clearly haven't, so we've a choice between
a) they don't realise they're not in Kansas
b) they don't think there are any native inhabitants to ask
c) they don't think Kansas vs. not-in-Kansas is important.
Either way, they've now got funding for a particular line of research,
and are almost guaranteed to be unhappy with any offers of insight that
suggests they went public with basically useless questions.
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