Performance Rating LO17594

Dale Emery (
Sun, 29 Mar 1998 16:07:08 -0800

Replying to LO17566 --


> What Dale did, though, like most (of us) consultants is to avoid answering
> the question:
> How long IS the coast of Maine? Actually, I did answer it. In fact, I gave two answers. And if
you'd like even more answers, I can provide them!

If you asked me this question for real, I wouldn't be able to answer right
away. Without knowing the context, I don't really know what the question
means. So I'd have to ask, What do you you want the answer for? How are
you going to use it? Once I know that, I might have some idea of what
would be an appropriate way to measure the coast so I can give you a
usable answer.

And unless you know how I measured, you don't really know what my answer

(Actually, if you asked me this question for real, I'd suggest that you
find someone who could give you a more reliable answer than I can give.)



Dale H. Emery -- Collaborative Consultant High Performance for Software Development Projects E-mail: Web:

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