Re: Bending the rules

Subject: Re: Bending the rules
From: David Marcus & Peggy Lamberson <zorro -at- NETDEPOT -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 1996 15:21:33 -0400

In email on Fri, 12 Apr 1996 09:08:06 -0500, Matthew Danda wrote:

| To clarify what I meant by "bending the rules" to get a job done:

| I need to print a draft manual for a sales meeting that afternoon. I
| accidentally printed alternating left-side right-side page numbers, and the
| output was laser-printer single-sided sheets. Moral dilemma: do I reprint
| the entire manual, and risk delaying the sales meeting, or do I give them a
| manual with page numbers that are sometimes on the left, sometimes on the
| right?

| Unfortunately, I am too involved in my current projects today to get any
| deeper into moral discussions of rules and ethics.

Our development VP has been known to sum up the ethics and rules involved by
saying, "Perfection is not cost effective."

On the other hand, I just got back from our local Chinese restaurant. My
fortune? "Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time."

David Marcus
IQ Software Corporation


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