[TAG] Ya know, I've changed my mind.
Benjamin A. Okopnik
ben at linuxgazette.net
Sat Nov 5 19:25:52 MSK 2005
On Sat, Nov 05, 2005 at 02:25:49PM +0000, Jimmy O'Regan wrote:
> Benjamin A. Okopnik wrote:
> >Mike, is this something you read somewhere? Because this rah-rah
> >"team-building exercise" seems like something thought up by a middle
> >manager in a desperate bid for a promotion. This kind of flummery -
> >"let's wave our hands in complicated patterns, and then - poof! - things
> >will happen!" is directly antithetical to honest communication as I see
> >it, and deadly within the Open Source culture. You want to talk about
> >the Mafia at the door and making people jump through hoops? This is
> >*it*, baby. You're looking at it.
> Did I miss the memo about having to take the mailing list's being hosted
> on "linuxmafia.com" literally?
> Entrance exam:
> $RANDOM_PERSON has asked a question that's obviously an attempt to have
> their homework done for them. Do you:
> a) Gruffly reply that we don't do other people's homework and send them
> on their way
> b) Gently warn them that attempts to have homework done do not go down
> well, then answer the question in a way that explains the underlying
> principles, while not directly answering the question.
> c) Take it as an opportunity to have some fun, and give nonsense answers
> d) Pistol whip da bum, muttering about how he ain't got no respect
Were you expecting any answer other than "yes"? :)
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