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This mailing list has a long tradition of polite, respectful, technically skilled and cooperative email interchange, and, we love it that way!

Back in the old days when I was at the university, a memorable teacher told us that the toughest problem of gathering a working team of highly skilled to brilliant-considered individuals was that those guy's egos were bigger than a whole cathedral, and that they would avoid cooperating with each other in the pursuit of demonstrating that they were the best overall, and that they could undertake the whole task without the aid of anyone!

He was right...

I had come to observe that really brilliant or knowledgeable people (up to geniuses), don't behave that way. They know what they're worth, and thus doesn't have to demonstrate anything.

Even more, the latter ones are the most cooperative, encouraging and open to share their valuable knowledge, when it comes to help their colleagues to improve their skills.

The excellent news is that being a genius is not a requirement for adopting that working spirit; and so we did!


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