posted Wednesday, January 01, 2003 at 9:50 AM MST
*Aspirin, anyone??*New Year's Day shouts (not too loud, please) out to:
- David I., who knows SMART from dumb, and "rise from "dawn". *grin*
- (with aulde lang syne) to David Sable, who workshopped me into tech_doc think
- jwz, who knows navel gazing when he suffers its consequences
- to Ward and all the change junkies at Portland Pattern Wiki (or, if you'd rather: PortlandPatternRepository)
- Lars Marius Garshol, all the other ontopians out there, and all the netizens, CMC types, and IT nerds who are beetling away at W3C, OASIS IETF, and FSF.
- Pieter Hintjens (who knows that a beer cap is a pressure release valve when you're a white boy broken down on the side of a desert road) and the kidz at Imatix (a beautiful site redesign; but where'd our motto go to?!), for having brought us ... for my money (Open Source rulez!), the slickest server yet!
- Pieter! How about doing a Libero blog?! *grin*
- Douglas Adams, who teaches me gentle compassion for in-duh-viduals
- Jay Fenello and other folk who are pulling together to keep the net and the world free, as in free
- the many good spirits and souls at NewCivNet; thanks so much, Flemming.
- and lastly, for all the good lads and lasses past and present connected with Mozilla, a golden oldie:
When all you've got is a railgun, everything looks like a train.
"A system must have an aim. Without an aim, there is no system. ... A system must be managed. ... The secret is cooperation between components toward the aim of the organization."
--W. Edwards Deming, The New Economics
quoted by Howard Smith and Peter Fingar
in Business Process Management: The Third Wave)
"That's what makes you special, Jamie."
"Stacking a thousand doghouses one atop the other to build a skyscraper is a great proposition for doghouse vendors, but not for future occupants. Skyscrapers need an architecture of their own- their own paradigm"
-- Howard Smith and Peter Fingar
in Business Process Management: The Third Wave
Well, as gentle as possible.
"...that as we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by an invention of ours, and this we should do freely and generously..."And, dedicated to the Redmond^Borg:
-- Benjamin Franklin
"To be radical, empiricism must neither admit into its constructions any element that is not directly experienced, nor exclude from them any element that is."
-- William James
?Always tell only the truth, and all the truth, and do so promptly ? right now.?
-- Buckminster Fuller
Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
-- Harry Emerson Fosdick "Bad ideas flourish because they are in the interest of powerful groups."
-- Paul Krugman