Overheard in Scandinavia

  • Rodney Landrum

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    Comments posted to this topic are about the item Overheard in Scandinavia

  • Robert Sterbal

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    I've made a few OH worthy comments.

    I try now to ask more than state things.

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  • Chris Valdivia

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    I must be getting old (okay, I AM getting old), but when did eavesdropping go from being impolite to being more-or-less accepted?

  • chrisn-585491

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    I must be getting old (okay, I AM getting old), but when did eavesdropping go from being impolite to being more-or-less accepted?

    Being overhead at a Python conference cost two developers their jobs, and the easy offended lurker that took offense lost her job also. Plus a whole bunch of drama that made some things better and other things worse.

  • Gary Varga

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    I think that when people are broadcasting (talking very loudly in a public place) as opposed to having a private conversation then it is considered OK to overhear a conversation. Sometimes when working whilst traveling on public transport I wish that I hadn't overheard.

    Hearing a conversation in a physical public forum such as a conference isn't rude. It is designed to be a social, collaborative exchange of ideas and not the place for private discussion (of course this may be different if you have taken yourself to a quiet corner).

    Given all this then it is reasonable to expect that peoples' behaviour must be of the highest standard as any slippages may prove costly (as mentioned above). I will still make bad jokes that hopefully will not offend anything but peoples' taste.

    Gaz

    -- Stop your grinnin' and drop your linen...they're everywhere!!!

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