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Re^5: Please remember that geeks have their own social mores.

by BrowserUk (Patriarch)
on Oct 24, 2008 at 10:12 UTC ( #719313=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: Please remember that geeks have their own social mores.
in thread Please remember that geeks have their own social mores.

Sorry, but I do not understand your point? I read back 3 levels and do not see where anyone suggested that Toyota was built by one individual.


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Re^6: Please remember that geeks have their own social mores.
by zby (Vicar) on Oct 24, 2008 at 11:14 UTC
    In context of my assertion that:
    Cooperation beats individual excellence. The culture that you describe here, with the prise for individual geniuses and disregard for social rules, sounds like some Wild West culture for 'real men' and I'll bet it will go away in much similar way as we conquer the new frontier of cyberspace.
    You wrote:
    Cooperative development gave us the Lada and Trabant. Competition gave us Toyota, ...
    I read it that you contrast the cooperative production of Lada with the competetive production of Toyota as if there was no cooperation in the Toyota production process.

    Eventually I do agree that my first statement was rather empty of meaning - you need both cooperation and competition in complex patterns.

      you need both cooperation and competition in complex patterns.

      I absolutely agree. As with just about everything, moderation and balance is paramount. Either end of the spectrum is pretty useless.


      Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
      "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
      In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
        Operating word being pretty ;)

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