[Arm-netbook] What do 1,000 EOMA68-A20 PCBs look like?

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Wed Dec 5 20:58:55 GMT 2018

On Wed, Dec 5, 2018 at 4:41 PM Paul Boddie <paul at boddie.org.uk> wrote:

> But if something is worth doing, even if not everyone agrees, why does anyone
> need some kind of "sign off" from someone they've heard of? Just do what you
> think is right or interesting or enjoyable or useful, already! I honestly
> don't know why anyone would follow a mailing list on a topic if they didn't
> already know it was worthwhile.

 interesting insights that you raise, paul (all of them), this one
caught my attention in particular.  occasionally i encounter people
who follow some logical conclusion that i, personally, have reached...
*without* themselves having reviewed the facts / data and associated
logic.  this completely freaks me out.

 the second part is: i think that people know / feel that without
"sign-off", the person (e.g. dr stallman) acting as a diplomatic
gateway / channel to other resources and other people will not put
them in touch with other people / resources if that person doesn't
believe the proposal is workable.

 given that large projects succeed based on collaboration, the
high-profile person, who will have a lot more experience than them,
becomes not just a "reviewer" of the proposal, but a channel and
potential advocate as well.

 put another way: if someone's not strongly convinced of the value of
their idea, they're not going to stand up and make it happen when
faced with someone who says "no", are they? :)


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