[rescue] ham gear
ssandau at gwi.net
Sat Dec 3 20:15:54 CST 2005
>>I will (sadly) second that. I work on a project that is suprisingly
>>successful and well written but horribly crippled by politics. Us
>>Americans need to get our heads out of our asses and start trying to
>>perform above the status quo.
> The problem is that, all too often, no matter what the official spec
> says, performance is *FAR* down the list of *REAL* priorities upon which
> the decisions are actually made. *At least* the top three or four are
> almost invariably political -- pick three or more of backscratching,
> pork, log-rolling, repaying favors, burying freshly-sharpened hatchets
> in people's backs, cronyism, profiteering....
It's also a good guess that (in corporations as well) the
"decision-makers" have very little understanding of the technical issues.
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