Floating Earthling Destroying Comedian

Monday, January 17th 2011

Floating Earthling Destroying Comedian

The Author's Imperative

Saturday, January 15th 2011

You can't sell a five page pamphlet for the same amount as a book. Therefore it always makes economic sense to express oneself in giant sentences of pointless kruft. Enough to fill a book.

Pointless verbosity, the Author's Imperative.

:-)

I suspect from my bloated blog posts, I suffer badly from this malady. (I'm still trying to eke 2000 words out of this idea.)

Stupidity Organises Itself Into Groups

Friday, January 14th 2011

No doubt you've heard phrases such as "selling out", "going mainstream", etc, etc, depending on the form the discourse is taking. It can even take an implicit form: "I don't like marketing", "We prefer to keep it underground", "to the people who know ...", etc etc. Or perhaps it's a distaste for political skill amongst some business folks. Or a general distaste for the artistic amongst business folks. The artist is seen as flaky, impractical, even egotistical.

Maybe in school, university, or in the workplace you can see cliques establishing themselves around certain affinities and specialities. Perhaps the sales guys hang around together, perhaps the nerds hang around together, the "higher-ups" remain separate from the staff, perhaps the sporty types prefer each other's company, etc.

Although these examples and categories are arbitrary and clumsy at best, everyone is familiar with this sort of grouping behaviour. And, no doubt, you're familiar with the tropes propagated in the groups you belong to.

Generalisations

Thursday, January 13th 2011

Generally speaking, if you make a generalisation you will be wrong about the specifics of any given instance, except the instance that gave rise to the generalisation.

:-)

Centralisation Nearly Always Fails

Wednesday, January 12th 2011

Centralisation always fails in the end. If you increase the number of people involved, you also increase the amount of politicking involved. The more political things become, the more bureaucracy you end up with. The more bureaucracy you have, the fewer changes you can make. Those who want change become frustrated and leave. Those who support the bureaucracy by action or even inaction remain. In the end, changing circumstances require a level of change that is not permitted by the bureaucracy. Boxes remain ticked, collapse follows.

Windswept Weightlifting Slickster

Wednesday, January 12th 2011

Windswept Weightlifting Slickster

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