More helpful suggestions from Oliver Bell on what to do while waiting for the final word for ISO (see the full post for more)
Finally, Patrick Durusau brings a little levity to the moment with his latest post, a non-standard guide to standards behaviour.
The following is a short guide to behaviour in standards committees and standards making in general.
- Disparage the honesty (intellectual or moral) of others.
- Disagreement with you is always the result of evil plans and designs.
- Compromise is just another word for cowardice.
- Rules should be followed, but only when to your advantage.
- Chairs, conveners, editors, should be serve only so long as their views agree with yours.
- People change positions but only by selling out.
- People who agree with your opponents are clones/whores/lackies.
- People who agree with you are besieged servants of truth, justice and human rights.
- Never forget past transgressions, both real and imagined.
- Remember to always point out the failures of others.