"It is now highly feasible to take care of everybody on Earth at a higher standard of living than any have ever known. It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is unnecessary. War is obsolete. It is a matter of converting our high technology from WEAPONRY to LIVINGRY."
- Buckminster Fuller (h/t Suzy Waldman)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Academics and QA

Did you even know what I meant by QA? If not, I'd venture you are an academic.

I love the Neal Stephenson quote from Dethe Elza's comment:
“In order to set her straight, I had to let her know that the reason she’d never heard of me was because I was famous. ”
Much as I favor openness, it's amazing how many people confused my sticking my neck out about having more respect for people outside the academy, in particular with regard to software quality assurance, as being about "openness".

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