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Thursday, January 26, 2006

qotd

The loudest zealots are usually the non-coders. To them, I am often tempted to ask: what was your contribution?

(Shane's comment in OSNews)

3 comments:

jefri said...

they contribution is make headcache :D

J.B. Nicholson-Owens said...

This sounds like a way to avoid taking people's comments at face value and engaging people in discussion. Dismissing non-coders out of hand (regardless of whether they are advocating, or how much they advocate) means eliminating most people who use a computer. Perhaps they have something interesting to contribute to a discussion regardless of their technical skill.

Ariya Hidayat said...

J.B. Nicholson-Owens: On the contrary, constructive comments and discussions, by non-coders or whomever, are encouraged.

Shane's comment that the loudest zealots are usually the non-coders does not automatically mean that non-coders are zealots (and therefore useless). I know many non-coders who are very helpful, and they are not zealots.