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Posted by M.W.Pearson on November 29, 2002 18:18:05 UTC

Nicholas wrote:
"However, don't be condescending or smug when you're talking to a professional about their livelihood. It is extremely rude."

1) I thought Nicholas is a student, not a working professional. But anyway, is this a major
problem which working physicists experience?
2) Some folks make their living giving advice
about manners, but Nicholas is not one. So
apparently, if I knew how to be condescending or smug on this topic, it would not be extremely rude.
3) Condescending and smug attitudes were not
evident to me in Duane's writing (to whom Nicholas
addressed this)... Certainly these attitudes are evident in Nicholas' tone.
4) Warm regards,

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