Monthly Archives: March 2015

Seamless complacency, rise of the crackers

Yes, seamless integration as, e.g., pursued by the likes of Appl, may polish some edges of the roughness of the world. OMG! I have to turn this plug over to make it fit! The horror! Why didn’t someone fix this!? … Continue reading

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Span (out) of Control

How is it that for a long time we were used to managerial spans of control being in the 5‑to‑10, optimal (sic) 8 range, whereas what we had in the past couple of decades so often was spans of control … Continue reading

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You(‘)r(e) right(s)

Well, whatever percentages in this; Voltaire was right. Even if there would be just one citizen who’d think otherwise, all others should (also) defend his (her?) right to be wrong, to the death. As it’s already five o’clock (here), have … Continue reading

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Total priv’stalking

Errrm, would anyone have pointers to literature (of the serious kind, not the NSFW kind you only understand) regarding comparison of real physical-world stalking versus on-line total data collection ..? No, not as some rant against TLAs but rather against … Continue reading

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Non-Dunbarian compliance

Just a note that the world is in great need for more on Dunbar’s numbers in antidote to totalitarian-bureaucratic compliance efforts. Nah, wanted to, but have more urgent issues to discuss. E.g., tomorrow. See you then!

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The beauty of variance

Oh why did we think that mere straightforward compliance with one definitive set of rules (however principled, or detailed) would achieve anything worthwhile ..? Why didn’t we consider the inherent, innate beauty of variance and variation, beyond mere secondary usefulness … Continue reading

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Partially compliant: as a solution

I was recently informed by a respected colleague in a peer-to-peer discussion (see; they’re useful!) about a development of his in the Compliance arena. About not having just one single Statement of Compliance that all too often wipes deficiencies under … Continue reading

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