Category Archives: Lessons from History

Of Verbs, Circles, and the Cultural Mean

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me!” – A child’s desperate retort. Remember that refrain? Seems like a necessary staple that runs through every pre-adolescent’s life, reinforced by helpful friends and parents desperate to … Continue reading

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Instant Inconsistencies

“Damn the torpedoes inconsistencies, full speed ahead!” – Just about Everybody. Formula 1 has its Silly Season (rumors about which driver is moving to which team), but traditionally that happens only near the end of each year’s races.  It appears … Continue reading

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Rendering Unto Caesar

“Size matters, apparently.” – Anonymous Haven’t had time to post for two months, but I certainly haven’t been inactive. These two months have seen the period leading up to April 18th, Tax Day, which most will still remember. No, I … Continue reading

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Gap Theory 3 – This Is Why We Do Stupid Things

“A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.” – Bertrand Russell The next obvious question from the last post about doing stupid … Continue reading

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Gap Theory 2 – Why Does AT&T Do Stupid Things?

“Stupid is as Stupid does.” – Forrest Gump I was feeling somewhat relaxed after posting the last piece on Gap Theory. At least until about 3:00 am the next morning. I thought the next obvious question about the Gap would … Continue reading

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Gap Theory

“Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.” – Robert Heinlein Behaviors and Consequences No, this is not what you might think it is about. This is about something much less hypothetical and much more practical. And very real, in an … Continue reading

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Perfect Storms – 3 – Fake News

“Those who do not remember the past and fail to learn from it are condemned to repeat it” – George Santayana (tweaked by me) It must be that time of year. December, I’m traveling, and all sorts of articles begin to … Continue reading

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