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Re: Administrivia Was: [K12OSN] I got hacked.........



Atta boy Eric....well put!

eharrison mail mesd k12 or us writes:
>I welcome this for three key reasons:
>
>1) Everyone should feel perfectly comfortable to ask any question.
>2) It is educational, to both the inexperienced and the gurus.
>3) The technical and the "human" aspects are tightly interwined.
>
>First, from my experience teachers tend to be gun-shy in public forums.
>I've
>been working within the system now for 3 years, and as a volunteer for 
>several years before that. I don't get it, but I see it every day. Getting
>too picky about what people ask here, from my perspective, would be more
>damaging than the occasional topic-drift.
>
>Second, the "uber geeks" here learn an amazing amount from the questions
>that some find as "dumb" or "obvious". Likewise, I hope it is of value to
>those less-geeky to actually see the entire process of building a system
>like K12LTSP. Look through the archives, it's all there: all the way from
>the simpliest beginner question to the most arcane detail that only a few
>people on the planet care would care to understand.
>
>Third, as implied in previous paragraph, the "dumb" and "obvious" beginner
>questions drive the development process. It's fun and all to build
>impressive
>software, but it's even better to build impressive software that people
>can use. I *guarentee* you that if I was left to my own to work on this
>stuff, it would not look anything like it does today. 


David N. Trask
Technology Teacher/Coordinator
Vassalboro Community School
dtrask vcs u52 k12 me us
(207)923-3100





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