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Re: The meaning and value of telephone conferences

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2002 13:02:53 -0500 (EST)
To: WAI-GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.BSO.4.40.0212061257150.31344-100000@ns1.seeto.com>

> People who are dedicated and committed can be found in all walks of life.
> People who are rude and bloody-minded and bloody-minded in addition may not
> be the only ones who have expertise in an area and are prepared to
> participate in a productive process and a working culture that insists on
> treating people as peers and showing simple respect.

Please elaborate on that, Charles. You seem to be saying that if
even one person disagrees with the way a point is made, every point
made by that party can be disregarded.

I'm sure I'm dramatically misreading that, but I'd really prefer to
make sure.

> (Although in my
> experience such people often claim they are indispensable, they are
> surprisingly and often refreshingly easy to replace with people who have the
> same skills and some additional ones in understanding human behaviour and
> communicating effectively).

May I suggest you actually go about this replacement process?
Let's get it started! Please make sure to do it in public, though.
It will be interesting to watch, particularly as WAI prides itself
on being an open and inclusive organization.

Unfortnately, Charles's post leaves me with the same question so
very many WAI documents leave me with: What is he *really* trying to
say?

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Received on Friday, 6 December 2002 13:02:55 GMT

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