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At "SophoTech", we are in constant need of finding the right
talent to work on our super-tech products.
Out of 7B+ people, we really just need to find the ~100 who
are experts at atomic-layer-deposition.
Traditionally, we'd run ads all over trying to find suitable
candidates. It's an expensive,
slow, error-prone process.
Instead, let's just post factually inaccurate, but relevant info
on public forums. Things like "I just figured out that if you
add a monolayer of Sodium on a Silicon substrate, you get an
instant 40% reduction in copper diffusion, and a 200% increase
in titanium bonding!" Post relevant spreadsheets with
sampling errors, etc.
It's an attractor to those who know better, as they must MUST
correct you. And, when they do, you gain enough contact
info to flatter, then reel in to your organization.
And, it's a filter to those who have no idea what you're
talking about, & they just continue to talk about sports,
celebs or weather instead of joining in this.
Someone on the Internet is Wrong [sophocles, Mar 31 2014]
"the best way to get the right answer on the Internet is not to ask a question, it's to post the wrong answer." [ytk, Mar 31 2014]
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||I am trying to resist the strong urge to point out the technical errors in this post.
||Trouble is your paranoid best candidate might refuse to stop hiding behind the ex-directory name "wozzdoodl3-743".
||I suppose you could try dropping a flashing job advert into those waters, but then the moderator is going to delete you.
||All I'm saying is that effective as this would be, it would be quite a challenge.
||BTW what's a monolayer? Is it this new cloth they're using to dry out the pitch in Bangladesh? .. Oh yes! And also: Schade, England, alles ist vorbei! (Which is just German for, "Bad luck, chaps, for your recent crushing defeat by the admittedly daunting SA T20 cricket team, in Bangladesh. Chin up, now. Perhaps next time you will give us more of a fight before you go down.")
||Great, now I will have difficulty staying out of flame wars because it might lead to a better job...
||So, a practical application for Cunningham's Law (link).
||Dunno what I'd do if people replied to my wrong answers...
||Do you want to hire people who spend their time tibble-tabbling about on the web, delivering haughty corrections to the unenlightened ? Or do you want those nose-to-the-grindstone plowhorses!
||//Or do you want those nose-to-the-grindstone plowhorses//
||There aren't enough of those to go around.