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Re: DPL candidates: what is effective?

[ First of all, apologies for the delayed response; I'm catching up
  after several days of FOSDEM-plague :-( ]

Hi MJ,

On Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 09:42:39AM +0000, MJ Ray wrote:
>I've read a few questions and answers which use the word "effective".
>I suspect there are different interpretations of effective. In
>particular, whether a delegation is still effective - because on the
>face of it, that could be a no-op in all cases.  So:
>- what do you mean by "effective"?

Having an effect, being useful.

>- when would you say a delegation is no longer effective?

When not enough useful work is being done.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that
 English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on
 occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them
 unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary."  -- James D. Nicoll

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