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in reply to Murder of a Perl coder (announced)

My advice is that effective advocacy comes best from someone who has not portrayed himself as too biased. Therefore if you go into C# kicking and screaming, anything negative that you say about it will get discounted.

By contrast if you go into it with sincere willingness to learn the technology and use it effectively, your complaints and comparisons are more likely to get traction.

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Re^2: Murder of a Perl coder (announced)
by been42 (Curate) on Oct 14, 2004 at 01:50 UTC
    Discipulus, tilly just gave you the best advice you will ever get on this subject. I have "helped" six people make the switch from Windows to Apple, not by telling them that Windows sucks, but by working patiently beside them on a Windows machine while I wore an Apple shirt. They try to start fights about it, but I don't take the bait. "Sure, Windows is a fine OS. They're both good, they both do what you need them to do. I just prefer the way it does this or that thing. Like what I'm doing here: at home on my iMac it would work like this..."

    Eventually my boss got curious enough to check it out on his own. He did about a month of research and now we both have 15" PowerBooks. Never make them angry, just make them wonder what they're missing out on...