Xah Lee's Unixism

John W. Kennedy jwkenne at attglobal.net
Sun Sep 5 04:09:04 CEST 2004

Nick Landsberg wrote:
> The managmentcritters' attitude can be
> summarized by:
> - "If *we* don't meet *our* schedules, it's my butt on the
> line." (The regal "we" and "our" purposely emphasized.)
> - "If we meet our schedules and **** up, it's someone
> else's butt on the line."

The actual words were (approximately), "Take off your engineering hat 
and put on your management hat."

In a just society, he would have received the death penalty.

John W. Kennedy
"Those in the seat of power oft forget their failings and seek only the 
obeisance of others!  Thus is bad government born!  Hold in your heart 
that you and the people are one, human beings all, and good government 
shall arise of its own accord!  Such is the path of virtue!"
-- Kazuo Koike.  "Lone Wolf and Cub:  Thirteen Strings" (tr. Dana Lewis)

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