[Histonet] Perceived Rudeness on Histonet ...
I have not been paying attention to the Histonet for the past couple of
days and so my comments are a little late.
The initial inquiry about "advice on perfusion solutions" was a little
vague. My own interpretation of this message was that the writer had
minimal understanding of the topic and needed comprehensive advice
starting at a very basic level. (having read later responses, this is
apparently not the case)
I am sure John Kiernan's response was not intended to the rude or
condescending. I have known John for many years and he is one of the
most "giving" individuals on the Histonet. One has only to look through
the archives to see the vast number of times that he has provided
responses to complex and/or obscure inquiries. He is probably one of
Histonet's most patient and valued contributors.
My personal interpretation of his response was that he was giving
Kristen sound advice so that she would not be drifting vaguely through
unknown territory. He was providing "fatherly" advice so that she could
go to her boss with a list of steps to be followed to obtain the
information she was apparently seeking.
There are many enquiries on Histonet where it seems that the writer has
minimal understanding of the topic, or has little knowledge of basic
concepts. A vaguely worded enquiry may prompt a reply of "buy a book",
"go read the book", or "take a course". These comments are not meant to
be rude or condescending; sometimes there is just not enough time or
space to provide reams of basic information. The Histonet is an
invaluable resource, with numerous highly talented, knowledgeable
contributors, but it is not the ideal forum for fundamental instruction.
Sometimes, people have to go out there and do what John (and many
others) did ... read, take courses, experiment with different procedures
... don't expect to be spoon-fed.
Just my thoughts, now I have to go shovel snow off the driveway,
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