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Today from when you join the review of draft #1 of a collaboratively-edited 30 page whitepaper on how to implement X in an information retrieval system, where X is a cool thing big corporations have been doing for a few years, and ask the question "So has any research been done on whether X actually benefits users? Is there a lit review?", and you get (presumably embarrassed) silence as a response.

Guess who gets to pull together that lit review?

@dbs I like the rule that whoever has a new idea or question is NOT the one leading the effort. Makes it easier to ask questions.

@VictorVenema I like that too, but "The person who identified the problem gets to solve the problem" was a principle that I learned at IBM, and it seems to be the default elsewhere...

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