Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Bored With The Toys? Try Some Light Reading… : Oliver Bell’s weblog

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.

  1. Disparage the honesty (intellectual or moral) of others.
  2. Disagreement with you is always the result of evil plans and designs.
  3. Compromise is just another word for cowardice.
  4. Rules should be followed, but only when to your advantage.
  5. Chairs, conveners, editors, should be serve only so long as their views agree with yours.
  6. People change positions but only by selling out.
  7. People who agree with your opponents are clones/whores/lackies.
  8. People who agree with you are besieged servants of truth, justice and human rights.
  9. Never forget past transgressions, both real and imagined.
  10. Remember to always point out the failures of others.

Bored With The Toys? Try Some Light Reading… : Oliver Bell’s weblog

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