Careful with your terminology
Posted Oct 2, 2007 17:21 UTC (Tue) by man_ls
In reply to: Careful with your terminology
Parent article: To Sir, with Love: How To Get More Women Involved in Open Source (O'ReillyNet)
I did suggest we might use different definitions - to which you extremely politely replied "you are bordering the obtuse."
You did suggest your own alternate definition for the same term
, "IQ", which has a perfectly defined meaning already. I only replied the quoted sentence when you tried to use as explanation of your alternate definitions a wikipedia graph about normals which you can find in the corresponding article
. Sorry if I'm being pedantic, but as I explained it is especially important to use the right terms in this area.
I accept your suggestions (males are more profficient at some abilities than females, and those may be crucial for certain FOSS projects), but I don't think they are very likely -- or relevant. As to the rest, all you say is perfectly reasonable and I think we mostly agree.
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