Noel Chiappa wrote:
On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 10:11:09AM -0700, Dave Crocker wrote:
> ... the conduct of Nomcom processes tends
> towards pretty classic personnel assessment, but with people
> typically lacking classic personnel training or experience.
This would be different from a normal election... how? :-)
Well, skipping over the smiley and the entirely accurate implication that a
voting population mostly comprises people without this sort of assessment
expertise, I'll observe that a Nomcom is a small crucible of
The dynamics on Nomcom members (and Liaisons and Confirming Bodies) are
considerably more intense than on an individual voter.
ps. But yeah, this is a topic ripe for humor. If only it also were not so
for misunderstanding and distraction. And I've already received some
well-intensioned private email demonstrating how easy it is to miss the point I
was trying to make.
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