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First to Speak

Discussion in 'Editorials' started by Robert Heiny, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Robert Heiny

    Robert Heiny Research Scientist of Learning and Education Flight Instructor

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    Bob Schieffer reminded viewers on January 15, 2012, of a lesson many of us learned at home and in schools as we grew up in the 1930s through 1950s. As host of the CBS Sunday morning public affairs TV program Face the Nation, he commented with a chuckle during a closing editorial addressed to the Internet social network generation who appear not to apply this lesson.

    The lesson: Those who speak first have the least to say.

    Now, that's a sentiment not found frequently enough today. We'll try continually to apply it among other lessons on the TuxReports Network. Thanks for the reminder, Mr. Schieffer.
     
  2. LPH

    LPH Flight Director Flight Instructor

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    Does this truism hold for publications, too? Is this arguing against original content?

    How are you envisioning this influencing publishing on TRN?
     
  3. Robert Heiny

    Robert Heiny Research Scientist of Learning and Education Flight Instructor

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    The premise is that the first release is incomplete, regardless of its source and authenticity. Those who used the first telescope saw only a fraction of what others see with current telescopes. Those who announce a news flash state only an unknown fraction of what others may observe and report based on the first flash. It means that no one has the final word.

    Thus, TRN exercises a degree of humility in posts, regardless of the content. In this way, readers know that TRN's content opens a topic or field for readers to debate and in other ways explore further with TRN.
     
  4. LPH

    LPH Flight Director Flight Instructor

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    Hmm... I guess you mean that the members of the site have the ability to add to the content through their comments.
     
  5. Robert Heiny

    Robert Heiny Research Scientist of Learning and Education Flight Instructor

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    Good phrasing! And, I'd add, even with their additions, it will not likely contain "the definitive statement." Such is life, and that's what makes TRN a useful and exciting venue for readers and commenters. :)
     

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