Simon's argument, and mine, are consistent with your definition. We have plenty of people with a high degree of knowledge of a certain subject. What we need more of are people who actually do the work. You know, the people in the trenches. Dave ----- Original Message ----- From: "Marcus Carr" <mrc@a...> To: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@s...> Cc: <xml-dev@l...> Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2001 7:07 PM Subject: Re: experts > > "Simon St.Laurent" wrote: > > > I'm pondering the term 'invited expert' and what it really means. > > > > Do we really want a Web designed by experts? > > This is getting silly - if you check dictionary.com it defines an expert as "a > person with a high degree of skill in or knowledge of a certain subject". I'm > at a loss as to who could possibly be more appropriate. You don't want rich, > self-interested parties and now you don't want people with actual topic > understanding either - who do you want to do the work? Experts are typically > experts because they work in the field. > > I swore I wouldn't get [expletive deleted] into this thread, but now that I am, I might also > point out that if an employee does qualify as an invited expert, many companies > will support them in standards work, both financially and by donating time. An > invited expert need not necessarily jump trains or stow away on ships, unless > that happens to be their preferred mode of transport. > > > -- > Regards, > > Marcus Carr email: mrc@a... > ___________________________________________________________________ > Allette Systems (Australia) www: http://www.allette.com.au > ___________________________________________________________________ > "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." > - Einstein > > > > ------------------------------------------------------------------ > The xml-dev list is sponsored by XML.org, an initiative of OASIS > <http://www.oasis-open.org> > > The list archives are at http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ > > To unsubscribe from this elist send a message with the single word > "unsubscribe" in the body to: xml-dev-request@l...
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