Re: Structure vs Substance?

Subject: Re: Structure vs Substance?
From: Dan Emory <danemory -at- primenet -dot- com>
To: intrepid_es -at- yahoo -dot- com, Techwrl-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 14:18:17 -0700

At 01:52 PM 6/13/00 -0700, Andrew Plato wrote:

Are you kidding? Most departments already are totally devoid of process, even
the ones that think they have it. I have yet to see a programming team that
follows their own specifications.

Many departments are forced to deal with whims. Be that the whims of some
manager, the whims of fate, or the whims of users. Whatever the case rigid,
unflappable processes are not well suited to whims. Unfortunately (or
fortunately) today's economy is all about whims. The hot, wild crazy thing of
today is the forgotten nothing of tomorrow.

And your description above. Is that what your "New Economy" all about?
If that reflects your view of the future, where whimsy rules, then:

Whimsy = Entropy = The ultimate state reached in the degradation of
the matter and energy in the Universe = Nothingness

In the Real World, rules, process, and structure are the proven ways to combat
organizational entropy. Your world view, and that of the other quacks who
yak on about the New this and the New that, is dominated by an insane
belief that Entropy = Freedom.

| Nullius in Verba |
Dan Emory, Dan Emory & Associates
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