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Things to say when you're losing a technical argument

By malikcoates in MLP
Wed Jan 10, 2001 at 01:51:46 PM EST
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You Know...

This article is a list of 70 things to say when you're losing a technical argument. I hope you'll never have to actually use any of them, but they might be good for a laugh or two.


Some favorites are:
14. I think you need to stop taking this so personally. We need to think about what's best for the project, not about our own little pet theories.

24. Hmm. Didn't they just go bankrupt? It's OK, I guess -- there's some German company who's picked up the existing service contracts.

And...

59. Look, would you just get off your Be obsession for FIVE MINUTES and talk serious design with us?

Perhaps kuro5hin readers have some good ones from past arguments. I know one that I regretfully fell for in the past was, "That would be great! But they just don't understand that. Have you heard what they are trying to do now?" This, combined with some partially true/partially misquoted/totally out of context statement was used attack someone who is not present and was not likely to called for clarification. It was a terribly effective strawman/heresay/selective perception tactic and always switched the blame to someone else.

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Should I be depressed (4.50 / 2) (#6)
by aphrael on Wed Jan 10, 2001 at 08:42:53 PM EST

that i've used (7) of those?

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