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08-15-2012, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by theoil View Post
I don't think this is quite correct. Abandonment would presuppose the presence of the skill at some point in the past. Although this is undoubtedly correct in the broadest sense it does not take into account skill levels. We can all broad jump - invitations to perform that skill at the Olympics uses a more selective process.

This isn't meant to be sarcastic or condescending to anybody. I just think it needed to be said.
I fully agree with this and it seems broadly related to this (IMO) seminal piece: Irreverent Oiler Fans 2010/01

As for an introduction, my name isn't really Barney. I was an accountant and then I was abducted by people who told me I needed more formal math and economics training to have a career at a research university. So there I am.

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