On 8/24/2013 11:35 AM, Peter Percival wrote: > > The scope of my technical knowledge is extremely limited;
I think you underestimate yourself.
I interpret your statement in terms of being "unpracticed" rather than "unknowledgeable" in so far as "technical knowledge" is concerned.
Perhaps you are comparing yourself to those with professional positions and greater academic resources. I agree that modesty dictates prudence with regard to that comparison. But, it is an unfair comparison to place upon yourself. And, given the statements sometimes made by some professionals in these forums, knowing a lesser breadth of subject matter well is a virtue.