[ubuntu-uk] Code of conduct (was For 'women' read 'newbs')

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Tue Mar 20 11:26:21 GMT 2007


Nicholas Butler wrote:

> As for me ive found long term members to be just as unfathomable and 
> mysterious and new and fresh members. I think that exciting especially 
> when you consider that its this very mix of people that are the sort to 
> spend time working out how to build bridges just as in the joke.

I knew an engineer about 30 years ago who once said to me that he much
preferred dealing with machines and equipment because he could figure
why they did what they did, but he could not do the same with people.

I was young and naive then and didn;t really understand what he meant at
the time, but I think I do now.

In general people are unfathomable! But as you say, that makes life
interesting and exciting if at times frustrating!

There, I've offended the whole world now:-)

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