[plt-scheme] Re: Programming for non-programmers

From: Robby Findler (robby at cs.uchicago.edu)
Date: Fri Oct 15 12:11:07 EDT 2004

At Fri, 15 Oct 2004 10:03:13 -0400, Joe Marshall wrote:
> This isn't an attempt to prevaricate.  For them, it would be
> considered unspeakably rude to answer `no'.  (Sort of like answering
> yes to `Does this dress make me look fat?')  But Westerners (and
> Americans in particular, and *engineers* in the extreme case) have a
> cultural bias that places the value of truth above that of social
> class.

I suspect that even in these cultures, people can actually communicate
effectively about things like deadlines. Did he consider asking "when
do you think this could be done by?" for example?


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