[arch-haskell] State of Affairs: Summarizing 83 days worth of experience

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Mon Jan 10 13:09:18 CET 2011

On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 12:05, Peter Simons <simons at cryp.to> wrote:
> Hi Magnus,
>  > To be very blunt, I said your EXPERIENCE is invaluable. In your
>  > initial email you didn't recount that experience in a way that
>  > clearly pointed out what wasn't working. That means your initial
>  > email wasn't invaluable, because there was nothing in it that I could
>  > act on.
> yes, you are right. In an ideal world, I would have written my original
> message differently. I was frustrated, because I had spent quite a lot
> of time working on this project, and it felt like the quality of the
> results that I was able to achieve didn't compare favorably to the
> amount of effort that was necessary to achieve them. So I was
> disappointed, and that emotion clearly showed in my message. Obviously,
> my message would have been more helpful if it had been written from a
> purely objective point of view. However, since I *am* emotionally
> involved in this project, it is hard for me to be 100% objective. Still,
> the fact that I'm not 100% objective does not imply that my perception
> would be entirely wrong or inaccurate.
> In your response, you ignored the contents of my message, because you
> felt that it didn't contain any specific information that you could act
> on. You didn't say that, though. Instead, you said the opposite: you
> said that my feedback would be invaluable (even though you clearly
> didn't believe that it was, or you would have responded to it). To me,
> that looked as if you would dismiss my point of view.
> Personally, I believe that everyone on this list has nothing but the
> best intentions, but we are imperfect human beings who are prone to
> miscommunications. Apparently, we've had a miscommunication. Now that we
> have cleared that up, I think the way to go is to forget about it, and
> to move forward. Is that all right with you?



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