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The blind men and the ESD elephant

by Marilyn Mehlmann
When we try to capture a description of ESD, we sound like the group of blind men trying to describe an elephant. ’It’s like a tree,’ says the one who got hold of a leg. ’No, it’s like a rope,’ says the one with the tail. ’More like a wall,’ says the one who found a flank.
Having been working with ESD since before it was called that – since 1989 – I believe I have at least one eye partly open. So let me describe what I see.


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