atw: Re: New Topic - How much of our expertise are we willing to pass on?

  • From: Stuart Burnfield <slb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Austechwriter <austechwriter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 18:19:17 +0900 (WST)

> Technology is great, BUT, for a really good discussion AND TO 
> LEARN FROM EACH OTHER, does it work? Face to face I know 
> can work. Why not, if there is a major disussion of interest, 
> don't we say --- lets skip this any further on line, and get 
> together in some cheapish place and discuss it face-to-face. 

If by technology you mean this list and online forums like it, I think they 
work well. 

95% of us live too far from each other to meet in person. There are sporadic 
semi-social get-togethers in Perth and Brisbane, and the STC meetings in Sydney 
and Melbourne, but in-between and for everyone else, austechwriters is it. 

> If some of your clients began to be more able, would you 
> consider this a good thing OR a threat? 

A good thing. The more they know, the more efficiently we work together. 

Also, I don't think my job is *so* simple that someone else can pick it up just 
because I spend an hour talking them through it or give them a few pages of 

Steve Jobs once said: 

"A" people hire "A" people. "B" people hire "C" people. 

He was talking about the fear of hiring someone who would outshine you, but it 
also applies to training. 


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