RE: [agile-usability] meritocracy
- I went to school at UNM in Albuquerque, located in one of the worst parts of Albuquerque.I was fine, it was fine, never saw any crime.
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Subject: Re: [agile-usability] meritocracy> That's one of the strangest emails I've ever received.It illustrates a pertinent point. While one should nevermake assumptions over what a user of a system considersto be important, this is so much more the case where theuser of the system is a teenager.Paul Oldfield
> It illustrates a pertinent point.It does?
> While one should neverOh! Yeah, that was my point!
> make assumptions over what a user of a system considers
> to be important, this is so much more the case where the
> user of the system is a teenager.
> Paul Oldfield
Ben Brown wrote:
> I went to school at UNM in Albuquerque, located in one of the worstJust for the record, I trust Ashley to get educated. I would do my
> parts of Albuquerque.
> I was fine, it was fine, never saw any crime.
fatherly duty to object to any rationale she used to pick a school.
As her primary educational input right now is the Viacom cable
channels, we may respect them for promoting A> party schools, and B>
very hard schools that look good on a resume.
For A, we all know the farther north in California, the better (right,
Ben Kovitz?;). For B> it seems to me one should pick a school where
it's easy to get within 25 meters of a real professor, and maybe a
school that's easy to graduate. Not the _best_ school, where the
competition would be irrelevantly unfair.
Now point C is _not_ that Berkeley is a high-crime area. Human
diversity naturally reaches extremes in such situations. Point C is
Back in my day, a company town was as healthy as the company running
it. That company picks the mayor and city council. So why are so many
stores and people out-of-business, right across the street from a
major player? Maybe UCB isn't really as smart as they claim to be...
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