What does it mean to be an expert?

I think an expert is someone who knows a lot about a subject, and is always trying to learn more about it.


@odole Hmmm… Isn’t this just a one sided opinion. Do you have similar quotes for what the so called vandals are actually thinking and their reasoning behind certain actions.

The problem was the actions, not the thinking (and the likely absence of written records from that side). And witnesses of these actions were plenty, and spread across half a continent.

And I am puzzled why so much interest in asking whether barbarian invasions were barbarian, rather than in my point about bureaucracy…


  1. my mistake - the thread is about being an expert
  2. the definition of barbarian and more about that is off topic and much as it is of interest will not follow it up here.

So apologies