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Richard Fouchaux

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Re(2): "by type" and Problem solving
Posted: Dec 10, 1995 1:52 AM
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>How about this analogy: Let's say you have a heart problem. Now you have
>a
>choice of two doctors. Doctor A spent time in medical school, internship,
>etc. and specializes in cardiovascular problems. Many times he has
>pinpointed the problem in cases like yours and has performed hundreds of
>successful surgeries. Doctor B is kind of a general practitioner and has
>never heard of a case like yours, but he is sure by his ability to reason
>and solve other medical problems he can help you out.
>
>Which doctor do you want, Doctor A or Doctor B?


Doctor A made the life decision to become a specialist - devoted her life and
a small fortune to it! Doctor B is quite happy as a general practitioner . .
he pays his bills and has plenty of time for golf. Neither of them was
forced to do something that was irrelevent to the rest of their lives. As a
result they also both have a healthy interest in each other's specialties,
they even compare notes.

One of their friends from med school had an over-bearing parent who treated
him as if his only wish were to become a brain surgeon. He dropped out and is
writing film music in Hollywood - and is also quite happy. But he hates
anything to do with medicine and refuses to even visit a doctor when he's ill.

Yes, I'd say your analogy works for me!

Richard


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