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Msquare

My dear friends - Generalist like the rest of you. Except Arduino where I strive to be .... well, maybe I'll stick to generalist ;)

But a techno-generalist. I cant write a sonnet, play improvised music or be a politician.

Know your limits. No need to push them, but improve inside of them (assuming they're far enough apart ;) )

(ohh, that was way to much philosophy for this eveing. Time to go to bd)

westfw

I seem to be a generalist in such a small area that people think I'm a specialist.
For instance, I really enjoy comparing different microcontrollers.  Which qualifies me to ... um... participate in many heated online discussions, or to be a troll...

Graynomad

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I seem to be a generalist in such a small area that people think I'm a specialist.

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Osgeld

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Mar 10, 2013, 08:51 am Last Edit: Mar 10, 2013, 08:55 am by Osgeld Reason: 1
generalist, though I am not an engineer

the engineers at my work do have their specialist qualifications and trades, but take on generalist attitudes, they have to we are a small company. We cant afford to stock specialist in every possible situation, and frankly from what I have seen I am not too impressed by career specialist  that greatly steps outside their favorite field.

yea they can solve a specific problem, but only in an ivory tower situation which is rarely useful in the real world other than a nudge in the correct direction.

Osgeld


Know your limits. No need to push them


the only way I can learn is to push or be pushed beyond my limits. you can drill it in my head all day and not make a dent, toss me in the deep end and I finally get it

guess I am thick headed

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