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Asking Questions

One of my sig files says "there are no such things as stupid questions, only stupid people who ask questions." Though I don't find that to be true (not all the time, anyway), it is fairly humorous.

However, I have noticed that people like to ask questions, and that's a good thing. That people are lazy is not. Unfortunately, the two often collide when lazy people ask questions - questions to which they could have found the answers had they not been so lazy.

Mark Pilgrim talks about this in an article titled "Why We Won't Help You." That reminded me of a long-ago-written article by ESR called How to Ask Questions the Smart Way.

Both are good reading for anyone who's inquisitive, but especially for those who are inquisitive and lazy.