vincevincevince - 10:27 am on Jul 29, 2007 (gmt 0)
I think that online communities are fairly important, however they must have their limits. If someone is spending a substantial amount of their employer's time answering questions in an online community under their own name, that's not really good. It is all about being reasonable...
Lots of IT types are pretty strange socially. That's my experience.
As an IT type, I see it more that lots of IT types are pretty down-to-earth and direct socially, people who you can trust and who don't put up a facade. Lots of non-IT types are form-over-function sizzle-salesmen in social terms. That's my experience.