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From: (Ian White, G3SEK)
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 1997 13:41:18 +0100
W0MU wrote:
>>Theses differences of opinion are what drive new ideas and designs.  Let
>>em fight!  

WA2MOE replied: 
>right...let 'em about on your computer and not on the computers
>of those who want to learn something about amplifiers and power supplies.

IMO, neither of the above.

What drives new ideas and designs are not the differences of opinion,
but the process of *resolving* them. 

That's what happens when two or more people discuss their opinions,
discard the junk, and everybody ends up knowing more than before.

This is never an easy process, and an open Internet discussion is not an
efficient way of doing it. But it's the best method we have, especially
when the relevant people are scattered across the world. 

It's also a completely new way. Very few people have yet learned how to
use it well. Many people have yet to learn that nothing is gained by
fighting: that only makes it harder when eventually you come back to the
negotiating table.

Sorry, Stu, but the discussion has to be done out in the open where
other people can contribute useful insights. 

If you don't find the information that you want, you can simply ask for
exactly what you need. In reply you'll probably get far more than you
asked for, but that's the way it goes. If the discussion gets heated,
the person who asked the original innocent question is regarded as a

The information you get from the Internet is so hot, it's still spitting
out sparks. In contrast, what you get from magazines is no better than
warm; and by the time it gets into a book it's stone-cold.  If you want
your information hot and freshly hammered-out, you do have to step
inside the workshop!

73 from Ian G3SEK          Editor, 'The VHF/UHF DX Book'
                          'In Practice' columnist for RadCom (RSGB)

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