[rescue] ham gear

Steve Sandau 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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