[cap-talk] If not God, then Lampson (was: Re: Lampson: POLP as damaging)
daw at cs.berkeley.edu
Mon Apr 7 21:23:34 CDT 2008
Jonathan Shapiro writes:
>You don't open doors by argument. You open doors by demonstration.
I'll second that. I'd say the way to go is to demonstrate first, and
then try to raise its visibility second (e.g., publish it, sell it, promote
it, etc.). Argument without having built something real to demonstrate
is dismissed as vaporware or speculation.
Of course, building a system without educating the world about it may
not achieve your ends either. If you've got a good enough solution
and you're really lucky, it's possible you may not have to do any kind
of salesmanship or visibility-raising, but that's probably not the
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