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Re: [Bug-gnubg] (no subject)

From: Joseph Heled
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] (no subject)
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 09:44:14 +1200
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Ian Shaw wrote:

Much respect to you, Jørn, for keeping us all happy! And fast, too. Now that 
the option is available, I can see myself using it a lot, depending on what I'm 
doing. For tutor mode I think I would use very few digits.

I never thought such a small thing would generate so much heat!

This is a well known fact. I can't remember if from Peter (http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Principle) or Parkinson (as in Parkinson's Law) - The smaller the issue, the larger the debate. The classic example given was of a big Aerospace executive meeting in which a 5 Billion $ budget for rocket development is decided in 5 minutes. Well, none of the executives understands what is involved, and certainly none can grasp 5B$. Now comes the issue of a bicycle stand. HERE everyone understands the issue perfectly, so the discussion takes hours.


Thanks again,

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