On 7/20/00, regarding " RE: [thelist] Are Web designers a dying breed? ", martin burns offered the following: >> 'the knowledge needed has >> expanded >> to such a vast amount that nobody can possibly have all the knowledge >> that >> is essential to know'. This makes it imperative that people learn to >> work >> with niche specialists - even the niche specialists themselves. > >If it's not your core competence, then for goodness' sake outsource it to >someone who can do it really well. > So... if I follow this correctly, the general concensus is that the day of the 'general practitioner' is waning? In other words... I am in the middle of learning how to integrate a Filemaker/ Lasso solution. Never done it before... hope to do it agian. However, my 'core competence' (such as it is) would have to be more along the lines of design/ GUI... and even there, I am far less 'competent than many folks on this list. I have a steadly stream of clients... and they seem to be reasonably pleased (the cheques always clear!). Is my particular form of enterprise doomed?