Wednesday, July 19, 2006

So what's going to happen? We're going to start seeing these embittered typists typing up their documentation incorrectly - and then passing them on to these embittered contractors who will misinterpret them to these huge armies of embittered capenters and embittered mechanics and a year later or two years later, we're going to start seeing these ten-story buildings in every city collapsing to the ground, because each one of them is missing some crucial screw in some crucial girder. Buildings will collapse. Planes will come crashing out of the sky. Babies will be poisoned by bad baby food. How can it happen any other way?

-Aunt Dan and Lemon - Wallace Shawn


Of course, Aunt Dan left out the embittered legislators, embittered governors, embittered DA's, embittered project managers, embittered CEO's and embittered voters.

2 comments:

Jamespeak said...

Hey there. This isn't related to you entry, but I'm updating my blogroll over on Jamespeak and wanted to double-check with you if I could use your real name or if you'd prefer to be anonymous. My format thus far has been to use blogger's full/real names rather than blogger ID. But again, if you'd prefer to me to link to you via blogname alone, lemme know.

Thanks,

James

Novel said...

Hello, A. Thank you for finding this great quote at this terrible moment.
"Never ascribe to malice, that which can be explained by incompetence." - Napoleon Bonaparte

But what do we do when the incompetence is a form of maliciousness?

I would refer you to the book "The Marching Morons" if you have not read it, a shiny future where nothing works and beneath the glitz all is falling apart.

Yours,
"Victoria I. Russ"