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Poettering: The Biggest Myths

Poettering: The Biggest Myths

Posted Feb 4, 2013 19:16 UTC (Mon) by davidstrauss (subscriber, #85867)
In reply to: Poettering: The Biggest Myths by nye
Parent article: Poettering: The Biggest Myths

> I'm sure you're not seriously suggesting that every time some new idea comes along, every sysadmin in the world should either be chomping at the bit to spend hours learning about it or be labelled as 'incompetent' and fired.

No, I'm saying that "a few hours here and there learning to use something new" isn't a bad thing. I put that in quotes because that's what you actually said was bad.

Arguing that's valuable is hardly saying that "every time some new idea comes along, every sysadmin in the world should either be chomping at the bit to spend hours learning about it or be labelled as 'incompetent' and fired."

Don't create straw men out of my arguments.


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Poettering: The Biggest Myths

Posted Feb 6, 2013 12:08 UTC (Wed) by nye (guest, #51576) [Link]

>Don't create straw men out of my arguments.

I didn't. That's why I said "I'm sure you're not" before paraphrasing the argument that the other guy made, specifically to point out that what you're arguing for is *not* what I'm arguing against.

I'm trying to say that you can support the idea that people might want to educate themselves without jumping right to "and anyone who doesn't always want to do that is incompetent".


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