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Maybe this is unique to sports? Do other fields exist where a BB-esque expert is totally incapable of practicing? The greatest movie critics probably can't direct or write for crap, but they're not commenting on how the movie was produced, just its output



Could Albert Einstien have actually built a particle accelerator or an atomic bomb?


From what I have seen, most of the academic research principals in computer science are not actually practitioners anymore. They are more like coaches. The actual code is written by graduate students, and most of it isn't even very good because the code isn't the point in most cases.


Not unique. One could convincingly argue that this effect exists in many fields. Art (ie art history major vs artist). Music (ie violin player vs film score composer). Restaurant reviewing (ie critic vs chef). I'm sure there are many more.


You obviously haven't seen Mark Kermodes series on the BBC where he covers exactly this.


Why talk to someone so condescendingly? I mean, what percentage of people do you epxpect to HAVE seen this bit of obscure media you seem to hold as seminal?


If the parent makes the unjustified statement that all cinema reviewers no know nothing about how film is made why not.

And I was not being condescending BTW.


Parent made no such statement. Read it again:

> The greatest movie critics probably can't direct or write for crap

They may know a lot about how a film is made. It does not follow that they could sit in the director's chair, or write a decent screenplay. (And yet, they could still be great at critiquing films!)

This is a valid point. Just knowing how something is made doesn't necessarily mean you know how to make it. It's the difference between a designer and an implementer. Or architect and builder.




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