Archive for October, 1998
Management Speak: We’re doing the same thing, but in a different way. Translation: We’ve completely changed our minds. This week’s contributor wouldn’t change his mind — he insists on remaining anonymous
According to Bernard Grun’s awesome The Timetables of History, King Herod died in the year 4 B.C. Christ was probably born the same year — if not he was born earlier, of course, since it was Herod’s call for a census that sent Joseph and Mary on their trip to Bethlehem. All of you who […]
Management Speak: We have a personality conflict. Translation: You have a personality and I’m the only person in this organization who’s allowed to. This week’s contributor is keeping his identity, rather than his personality, under wraps
“John” was given to meetings. He liked to deliver bad news with witnesses. I reported to John once upon a time. I was running a small account and had offered a position to the company receptionist, who had been planning to leave the company to find a better career opportunity. The meeting consisted of John, […]
Management Speak: You have the unique ability to describe technology in an easy to understand format. Translation: We had no idea you were such a simpleton when we hired you. Do you think IS Survivalist Riley T. Bell is sending me a message?
Electric fish are fascinating critters (at least to me — regular readers will remember I spent years studying these suckers). One of their more remarkable features is their electric organ – the gadget they use to generate electricity. It started out as a muscle. Aeons of evolution eliminated its ability to contract while increasing the […]