I do not think you are an idiot.
Originally Posted by GREED
I think your blog is wrong. I hope I have been clear what and why.
b) think my blog is wrong,
There are statements in our discussion you have made as fact which are clearly wrong. There are statements pertaining to the future which being of the future are necessarily uncertain, which in my opinion will turn out to be wrong.
c) therefore my opinion is wrong? As opposed to you disagree with it?
Sorry, they are probably wrong - intended to show they were my words not yours. I use a lot of speech marks because a lot of disagreements are more over the meaning of words, rather than the reality the words represent. You might for instance call yourself a "technical consultant" or any one of many possibilities. People can get precious about such things. No offence was intended to you, I was simply trying to get across why I might give more weight to your opinion than I would to anyone walking in off the street.
Your use of speech marks at describing me an education consultant implies an element of sarcasm... would you care to elaborate on that?
Sure and IMO probably your biggest mistake is not being clear in differentiating the state of the project (what it is actually configured to deliver) and the body of opinion that forms round that (the aspirational and visionary stuff that might or might not happen).
Apologies if I have read wrong, that seems to be what you are saying and from that I can decide if this is still worth me being involved.
I felt as have others that is was clear in my writing where I was describing items of DX (I'm liking this term I seem to have started by the way!) As described to me and elements of analysis and supposition. I'm sorry if you have not read it in that way. From the start I have very much looked to inform and provide an opinion based on what I know and will continue to do so openly. The writen statements by DfE or whoever are just one aspect of the story and you must know that they never alone tell the whole story. Elements have too come from conversations across the sector as well as taking into account trends here and elsewhere.
I don't have time to get involved. I'm interested as I said, because it represents a 'risk' on the horizon which is close enough to effect operational and financial strategic planning. Trying to be ahead of the game and have a sense of what is coming along and what might be disruptive, is part of my job.
You are a switched on chap I can tell so I suggest you get involved as early as you can and find out all the facts for yourself and form your own opinions. Maybe get involved with the ISB currently that is the best source of information on DX publicly accessible. Those meeting are always fun!