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A few years ago, I had the unfortunate experience of being in a courtroom with two lawyers.  As soon as the judge said that court was in session, both lawyers stood up and began talking simultaneously for several seconds.  Eventually, one of them ran out of steam, and I was left with the feeling that the other had ‘won’.  I’m not sure what they were going for other than some sort of weird attempt at dominance, and it was a very jarring display.  I thought, at the time, that I would never want to be a lawyer. Since then, I’ve been witness to similar things over and over.  However, instead of in a courtroom, these arguments involving a lot of confrontation and rude behavior, have taken place in front of white boards, on Skype sessions, on telephone calls, and even at bars.  And they always seem to involve engineers…sometimes even…

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