Noel Chiappa jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Wed Aug 10 03:42:32 AEST 2022

    > From: Rob Pike

    > I still marvel at the productivity and precision of his generatio

We noticed the same thing happening in the IETF, as the number of people
working on networking went up. The explanation is really quite simple, once
you think about it a bit.

If you have a very small group, it is quite possible to have a very high
level. (Not if it's selected randomly, of course; there has to be some
sorting function.) However, as the group gets much larger, it is
_necessarily_ much more 'average' in the skill/etc level of its members.

This rule applies to any group - which includes the members of TUHS,
of course.


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