[Chicago-talk] Qualify Skills?

Andy_Bach at wiwb.uscourts.gov Andy_Bach at wiwb.uscourts.gov
Mon Oct 4 15:19:49 CDT 2004

OED says, you pick 'em:

 The taking of too much upon oneself as one's right; the assertion of 
unwarrantable claims in respect of one's own importance; undue assumption 
of dignity, authority, or knowledge; aggressive conceit, presumption, or 


 Presumption, orig. towards the gods; pride, excessive self-confidence. 

In either case a might fine line for any programmer types, though I do 
feel better about having used "arrogance" to describe a perceived problem 
w/ Microsoft/BillG in a 'customr satisfaction' survey they asked me to do 
recently.  Wish I'd worked "hubris" in there too.


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