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  2. macrumors 68000

    What exactly is an "AMATEUR EXPERT?" Oxy Moron Much? :D
  3. macrumors newbie


    i cant think of a better way to use my iPhone...
  4. macrumors 601


    Oxymorons aside, I'd much rather be referred to as an "Amateur Expert" than to be referred to as an "Expert Amateur."
  5. macrumors 68000


    And I'd rather hang out with an "Amateur Expert" than a "Professional Ignoramus" any day. That's why I try to avoid the arts, humanities, economics and social-science departments as much as possible...
  6. macrumors 65816


    Amateur = not professional (i.e., doesn't get paid)
    Expert = highly skilled (i.e., doesn't suck)
  7. macrumors 6502

    came here to say this. An amateur expert is the opposite of a professional novice.
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Most of the people on MR are "amateur experts" in the field of Apple and the Mac.

    Unless your income-earning profession is directly related to the Mac (eg: supporting, developing), you're an amateur expert, amateur novice or somewhere in between.

    "Amateur" can be used to refer to lack of skill, but when used with "expert" it implies its other meaning which relates to being a profession rather than a hobby, eg: a golfer turning pro doesn't necessarily mean their skill level changes, just that it's now their career.

  9. macrumors 68040


    I'm paid to support macs professionally and I support 4 staff (part time job as technical officer of a small company) but I still regard myself as very much an amateur.

    There's many people here who know far more than me.

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