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Expert Beginners

Erik Dietrich obviously hates the self-proclaimed (usually clueless) “experts” – he devoted a whole series of blog posts to them:

I’m positive you know at least a few people that would match his descriptions. Enjoy!

6 comments:

  1. Hahaha! Sadly, this does not only apply to developers. In this day and age, our industry is inundated with people who do infinitely more blogging/talking than actual technical work.

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  2. I think I might have a reverse case here. I'm never 100% sure about anything. Even about solutions I've deployed yesterday.

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  3. The "Expert Beginner" seems to be, at the core, someone who lacks introspection. I'll bet that Introverts are the least likely of all to become an Expert Beginner.

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  4. There's another nickname for such specimens - armchair experts ;)

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    1. Not sure I agree with that. I would use "armchair expert" for someone who has no hands-on experience, whereas Expert Beginners have plenty of hands-on experience, but no depth of knowledge/understanding.

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  5. "The trouble with this world is that the idiots are so sure of themselves and the sensible so full of doubts." ~~Bertrand Russell

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