From: The Reid on
Following up to Mxsmanic

>> No. Nobody has claimed that as far as I'm aware.
>
>You just did. You said credentials can be interpreted as shorthand
>for a near-guarantee of performance. Therefore, if I buy credentials,
>I acquire the ability to perform.

which clearly does not include fakes, numbnuts.
--
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From: barney2 on
In article <8umed298rnu9e4942spfo184fqrd74d9cm(a)4ax.com>, me(a)privacy.net
(Martin) wrote:

> *From:* Martin <me(a)privacy.net>
> *Date:* Mon, 07 Aug 2006 17:28:11 +0200
>
> On Mon, 07 Aug 2006 17:25:13 +0200, Stanislas de Kertanguy
> <stanislas.dekertanguy(a)lesptt.net> wrote:
>
> >Le 07/08/2006, Mxsmanic a crit :
> >> barney2(a)cix.compulink.co.uk writes:
> >>
> >>> In article <3iked29l03gmor770df3kh8jqc2m1rsgt9(a)4ax.com>,
> >>> mxsmanic(a)gmail.com (Mxsmanic) wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> *From:* Mxsmanic <mxsmanic(a)gmail.com>
> >>>> *Date:* Mon, 07 Aug 2006 16:46:53 +0200
> >>>>
> >>>> barney2(a)cix.compulink.co.uk writes:
> >>>>
> >>>>> You can interpret credentials as a shorthand for a near-guarantee
> > of >>>>performance.
> >>>>
> >>>> So the ones I can buy for $40 on the Internet are a suitable
> >>>> substitute for experience?
> >>>
> >>> No. Nobody has claimed that as far as I'm aware.
> >>
> >> You just did. You said credentials can be interpreted as shorthand
> >> for a near-guarantee of performance. Therefore, if I buy
> > credentials,
> >> I acquire the ability to perform.
> >
> >He obvioulsy meant serious credentials.
>
> You are talking about Cardinal "for USD 5" Mixi of the hermits cave.

How many Mixis can dance on the head of an AC unit?
From: jeremyrh.geo on

Mxsmanic wrote:
> barney2(a)cix.compulink.co.uk writes:
>
> > In article <3iked29l03gmor770df3kh8jqc2m1rsgt9(a)4ax.com>,
> > mxsmanic(a)gmail.com (Mxsmanic) wrote:
> >
> > > *From:* Mxsmanic <mxsmanic(a)gmail.com>
> > > *Date:* Mon, 07 Aug 2006 16:46:53 +0200
> > >
> > > barney2(a)cix.compulink.co.uk writes:
> > >
> > > > You can interpret credentials as a shorthand for a near-guarantee of
> > > > performance.
> > >
> > > So the ones I can buy for $40 on the Internet are a suitable
> > > substitute for experience?
> >
> > No. Nobody has claimed that as far as I'm aware.
>
> You just did. You said credentials can be interpreted as shorthand
> for a near-guarantee of performance. Therefore, if I buy credentials,
> I acquire the ability to perform.

You acquire the ability to perform commensurate with the credentials
you obtained. If I hire a lawyer with a degree from Harvard Law School
I've a fair to middling chance that he will perform better than one
with a degree from Sunderland Poly who will in turn perform better than
someone who sent away for a certificate made up with a John Bull
printing outfit.

Not rocket science, is it?

B;

From: JohnT on

"Mxsmanic" <mxsmanic(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
news:3iked29l03gmor770df3kh8jqc2m1rsgt9(a)4ax.com...
> barney2(a)cix.compulink.co.uk writes:
>
>> You can interpret credentials as a shorthand for a near-guarantee of
>> performance.
>
> So the ones I can buy for $40 on the Internet are a suitable
> substitute for experience?

Don't be stupid. You don't possess as much money as that.

JohnT


From: JohnT on

"Martin" <me(a)privacy.net> wrote in message
news:2bned21iflq1tkguvabq2oibvb5ima7ncq(a)4ax.com...
> On Mon, 07 Aug 2006 10:32:01 -0500, barney2(a)cix.compulink.co.uk wrote:
>
>>In article <femed2hnsh2lf6101lpj4j97mu9ts2vshr(a)4ax.com>,
>>mxsmanic(a)gmail.com (Mxsmanic) wrote:
>
>>If we're being pedantic, I could point out that I didn't say good or
>>competent performance: poor credentials, such as those bought on the
>>Internet for $40, might be a strong indicator if not a near-guarantee of
>>poor performance.
>>
>>But you're being pointlessly literal-minded now, because you must know
>>that those are not the kind of credentials I meant.
>
> It's being smart like that, that got him to where he is today.
> --

Sad but true.

JohnT