We have seen that nobody should be afraid to ask a question. One of the first lessons I got from the USENET is that “Silly questions are the ones never asked”.
Today’s snail mail included the latest issue of NT Insider where Peter Viscarola in his column (Peter Pontificates) deals with the whole “asking a question” issue again:
Being a noob excuses stupidity. In fact, being a noob totaly means asking stupid questions. However, being a noob does not excuse lack of engineering discipline. As an engineer, I simply cannot understand how a fellow engineer can ask a question without at least attempting to put their question in its proper context.
How rightfully said.