[Haskell-cafe] Off-topic: Mathematics and modesty

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Wed Aug 31 19:16:43 CEST 2011

On 30/08/2011 07:58 PM, Jerzy Karczmarczuk wrote:

> I think I know several mathematicians who learning that a person asking
> for help begins with trying to distinguish between knowledgeable, and
> those who just think they are, will simply - to say it politely - refuse
> to engage.

I didn't intend to sound snobbish. It's just that there are people who 
will have read about XYZ in a book one time, and there are people who 
actually use XYZ every day of their working lives. The latter probably 
know a tad more about it. That's all.

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