Sunday, February 24, 2008

The culture of specialization

FemaleScienceProfessor has a post up about specialization among academic science researchers. I like her blog, she expresses her thoughts and observation in clear, simple language. I've found that talent somewhat unusual among both academics and feminists and she falls into both those categories. Mostly she writes as an academic observer with just a very slight feminist slant. The post about specialization falls into the strictly academic part of her writing. But the topic is about a lot more than academics, it's very relevant to poker players.

She doesn't call it specialization, she calls it focus, here's how she describes the two camps of the focused and the unfocused
We divided neatly into two subgroups, one of which was comprised of scientists whose research is highly focused on a particular topic, and the other by those who tend to work on a wide range of research topics at the same time.

The dangers of being too highly focused on a particular form of poker game should be very familiar to all you former loball, 7-card stud, or limit hold'em players. There will be a time in the not so distant future when those dangers will also become apparent to many current no-limit hold'em players.


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