Simulation of childbirth ...

Ok, as a member of the 49% that cannot, I can say with utter conviction that I am no expert and will always lack emperical experience.

But, I can also say that I have read a very interesting article, "is simulation a substitute for real life clinical experience in midwifery".

Whilst the tools describe cannot replace the live experiences described, it can present students with cognicence of some of the procedures and processes they are likely to experience. A dry run, if the analogy is not inappropriate.

One fact, which struck me, was simulation was taking place in France c1700 by Madame de Coudray. Who created a 'woman' from leather and bones, gving the midwives and mothers something at the time to consider when discussing childbirth.

Now, simulation in networking is different insomuch the difference between real and virtual is considerably closer. With midwifery the real experience is very different from the simulated and no deception can yet bridge the gap. Yet in networking, i could ask you to telnet into a remote system and you could be no wiser to its authenticity.

So, the question I still ask is what are our prejudices when it comes to simulation in networking?

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