Re: the old fellowship program, was Wow, we're famous

Keith Moore <moore@network-heretics.com> Fri, 16 April 2021 00:54 UTC

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Subject: Re: the old fellowship program, was Wow, we're famous
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From: Keith Moore <moore@network-heretics.com>
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On 4/15/21 8:37 PM, Michael Thomas wrote:

>>
>> I've found that newcomers are much more likely to be taken favorably 
>> if they're well-prepared.
>
> Well, the nature of a newcomer is that they *won't* be well prepared. 
> It's sort of the nature of the beast. 

Disagree.   They won't know everything, of course, but if they know 
enough about the subject matter to clearly know what they're talking 
about,  they're much more likely to be taken seriously.

And the problem of participants not being well-prepared isn't at all 
limited to newcomers to IETF.

Keith