Re: [Sigia-l] what are best practices (was OT: Library Thing)
From: Karl Fast (karl.fast_at_pobox.com)
> > Best practices are guidelines. Heuristics. Rules of thumb.
Well then, my definition of best practices is different from yours.
But I think we each have valid perspectives, so long as you accept
In my view, the problem is mostly with people. People would rather
In your view, the problem is mostly with the document. The best
Our definitions are the main source of the disagreement. I defined
I have an illuminating story about the trouble with definitions.
Two philosophers each write a paper on a particularly thorny
Both papers are well reasoned and make many excellent points, but
A debate ensues. After a lot of vigorous intellectual posturing, the
The first philosopher says, "You don't know what you're talking
The second philosopher says, "No, *you* don't know what *you're*
The debate goes back and forth, like children in a schoolyard.
Eventually, one of them says "Well, you may be right. But it all
Essentially, that is what's happening in this thread.
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