Re: Attracting newbies (Was Booting Debian/testing fails)
On Mon, Feb 05, 2007 at 01:39:53AM +0100, David Jardine wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 04, 2007 at 05:54:15PM -0500, Douglas Allan Tutty wrote:
> > The Dreyfus Model of Sill Acquisition , describes skills acquisition
> > as passing through five levels: novice, advanced beginner, competent,
> > proficient, and expert.
> > I also
> > taught nursing where we take novices and turn them into advanced
> > beginners over the course of 4 years.
> Thanks, Doug! That was most enlightening. Five stages, four
> years per stage. I'd often wondered why I'd displayed no sign of
> competence in all my years with Debian, but I see that it won't
> be long now! Mmm. Or will it?
Oh is better than that. In nursing, Copetency takes between 3 and 5
years in one job (not on a float pool all over the hospital).
Proficiency takes a bit longer. True experts are awesome to behold.
You seem to be at least proficient at sending email: you snip and bottom
post and get to the point. Give yourself a break.
In fact, that's the take-home message of the whole Dreyfus model. Give
yourself and everyone else a break. Everyone learns at their own pace
and is equally deserving of respect and individualized attention.