Personally I prefer that if they can read it in a manual or on the internet, I 
should help them, if asked, with how that works in my environment.

Sometimes users have artificial constraints, Security, Resources, etc... that 
might make using a "feature" a challenge.

If I can provide mentoring or guidance and they can do their job better on the 
mainframe, then the mainframe will be a valuable platform to use.

Since I really want the mainframe to be valuable (or more valuable than those 
little things) - I do my best to educate as often as possible.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On
> Behalf Of John McKown
> Sent: Friday, January 13, 2017 8:55 AM
> Subject: Re: Smart enough (was Re: SDB and Program Object Library)
> On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 9:42 AM, Farley, Peter x23353 <
>> wrote:
> > Thanks Tom.  Totally agree.  "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a
> > day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. (Maimonides)"
> >
> ​I prefer the variant: "Give a man a fish and you feed hime for a day; teach a
> man to fish and his wife never sees him on the weekends."​

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