Need a book? Engineering books recommendations...

Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

Re: Government Wisdom

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Will someone stop this Kathleen O'Brien, I'm not getting any work done
laughing.

Michael Donoghue

-----Original Message-----
From: Kathleen A. O'Brien <wildwoman1(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>
To: SEAOC Forum <seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org>
Cc: Steve Alexander <salexand(--nospam--at)el.nec.com>; Carole Bell
<102457.1501(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>; Fran Bellet <fbellet(--nospam--at)netapp.com>; Jim
Bennett <bennett(--nospam--at)purple.tmn.com>; Robin and Bennett
<RobinBen(--nospam--at)aol.com>; Nancy Block <nancy.block(--nospam--at)Eng.Sun.com>; Michael
Cloud <75124.3677(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>; Bill & Cynthia
<72500.3145(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>; Joe Dehn <jwd3(--nospam--at)dehnbase.fidonet.org>; Ed,
Lillian and Warren <blyth(--nospam--at)proaxis.com>; Felix <felix(--nospam--at)fields.com>;
Janet <midified(--nospam--at)aol.com>; Bob and Kathy <bobeaux(--nospam--at)ix.netcom.com>;
Cullene Lang <cullene(--nospam--at)aol.com>; LauraMcFadden <reg66chair(--nospam--at)aol.com>;
Gail Lightfoot <LPCChair(--nospam--at)aol.com>; Margaret <mob(--nospam--at)icess.ucsb.edu>; June
Miller <junius12(--nospam--at)best.com>; Patty <pobrien(--nospam--at)cellnet.com>; Alan Paul
<Portal(--nospam--at)mindspring.com>; Gayle Pergamit <gayle(--nospam--at)pergamit.com>; Chris
Peterson <peterson(--nospam--at)foresight.org>; Bev Pomeroy <bevp(--nospam--at)bev.com>; Rose
<rashford(--nospam--at)mail.arc.nasa.gov>; the Roubals <roubal(--nospam--at)cwnet.com>; Phil
Ryals <pryals7(--nospam--at)home.com>; Aaron Starr <Astarr101(--nospam--at)aol.com>; Steph
<corchnoy(--nospam--at)hydrogen.UCSC.EDU>; Susie <lbpeep(--nospam--at)netcom.com>; Albert Turner
<albert(--nospam--at)deltanet.com>; Richard Venable <lpcnews(--nospam--at)aol.com>; Vic Wagner
<vawjr08(--nospam--at)ibm.net>; Dan Wiener <dpwiener(--nospam--at)aol.com>
Date: 17 March, 1998 3:24 AM
Subject: Government Wisdom



---------- Forwarded Message ----------

From: LoriAdaz, INTERNET:LoriAdaz(--nospam--at)aol.com
TO: Glenn Peacock, INTERNET:peacock(--nospam--at)med.Stanford.EDU
Brad Horak, INTERNET:Horak(--nospam--at)pa.dec.com
Steve Oliphant, INTERNET:Oliphant(--nospam--at)TD2CAD.Intel.com
(unknown), wildwoman1
DATE: 3/15/98 5:02 AM

RE: Government Wisdom

Sender: CVASchmidt(--nospam--at)ACM.org
Received: from global.california.com (global.california.com
[140.174.210.7])
by hil-img-9.compuserve.com (8.8.6/8.8.6/2.10) with ESMTP id FAA06325
for <wildwoman1(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>; Sun, 15 Mar 1998 05:02:50 -0500 (EST)
Received: from [207.33.25.151] (ppp-151.california.com
[207.33.25.151]) by global.california.com (8.8.2/8.6.9) with ESMTP id
CAA04902; Sun, 15 Mar 1998 02:02:11 -0800 (PST)
X-Sender: schmidt(--nospam--at)global.california.com
Message-Id: <v03130303b131546d7362@[207.33.25.67]>
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 1998 01:53:48 -0800
To: wildwoman1(--nospam--at)compuserve.com, Steve Oliphant
<Oliphant(--nospam--at)TD2CAD.Intel.com>,
        Brad Horak <Horak(--nospam--at)pa.dec.com>,
        Glenn Peacock <peacock(--nospam--at)med.Stanford.EDU>
From: LoriAdaz <LoriAdaz(--nospam--at)aol.com> (by way of Christopher Schmidt)
Subject: Government Wisdom

Government Wisdom

Dakato tribal wisdom says that when you discover you are riding a
dead horse, the best strategies is to dismount.  However, in
government we often try other strategies with dead horses, including
the following:

1.   Buying a stronger whip.
2.   Changing riders.
3.   Saying things like "This is the way we always have ridden this
horse".
4.   Appointing a committee to study the horse.
5.   Arranging to visit other sites to see how they ride dead horses.
6.   Increasing the standards to ride dead horses.
7.   Appointing a Tiger team to revive the dead horse.
8.   Creating a training session to increase our riding ability.
9.   Comparing the state of dead horses in today's environment.
10.  Pass legislation declaring the "This dead horse is not dead".
11.  Blaming the horse's parents
12.  Harnessing several dead horses together for increased speed.
13.  Declaring that "No horse is too dead to beat".
14.  Providing additional funding to increase the horse's performance.
15.  Do a Cost Analysis to see if contractors can ride it cheaper.
16.  Procure a commercial design dead horse.
17.  Declare the horse is a "better, faster and cheaper" dead horse.
18.  Form a quality circle to find uses for dead horses.
19.  Revisit the performance requirements for horses.
20.  Say this horse was procured with cost as an independent variable.
21.  Study the horse farm on which the dead horse was born.
22.  Promote the dead horse to a supervisory position.