There are naïve questions, tedious questions, ill-phrased questions. . . . But every question is a cry to understand the world. There is no such thing as a dumb question.
—CARL SAGAN, THE DEMON-HAUNTED WORLD
WE HAD A STUDENT, Paul, who was investigating a given career path and needed some help. One of us reached out to Micah—a friend in that field. Micah suggested that our student talk to a woman named Lisa, and we passed this info on to Paul via email. Shortly after, a text exchange followed:
PAUL: So email both of those two people?
US: Email Lisa and copy Micah.
PAUL: Like copy his email? Sorry I probably sound dumb.
US: When you send an email you can “copy” someone by putting them in the “cc” address. This means ...