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I had a meeting today in which we were discussing why our bug logging procedures weren't being followed consistently. One of the company's directors suggested that we should be 'more like the Nazis.' I was so inspired by this suggestion that I have produced some posters with which to share it:




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celestialweasel
Nov. 28th, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
I'm impressed, though I have from time to time used the phrase 'we should be a bit more fascist' which maybe is no better really. More Blairite perhaps?
applez
Nov. 28th, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC)
Too bad references to "brownshirts" or "blackshirts" would probably go over too many heads.
applez
Nov. 28th, 2007 10:09 pm (UTC)
One of the company's directors suggested that we should be 'more like the Nazis.'

And so Godwin's Law is obeyed. :-)

Actually, it's rather sad that in our blind grasping for metaphor, so many stumble on the Nazis.
vinaigrettegirl
Nov. 29th, 2007 09:42 am (UTC)
There was a long ox.misc tradition of using variations of "thieving gypsy Hitler bast***", sometimes abbreviated to TGHB, to denote the whole gamut of insults. Saved bandwidth back when that kind of thing counted.
oxfordhacker
Nov. 29th, 2007 12:07 pm (UTC)
Aaaaahhh, the heady days of ox.misc.
Though I think even then, the abbreviations were more about ludic obfuscation than bandwidth conservation...
boredinsomniac
Nov. 29th, 2007 12:54 am (UTC)
When you liken your enemy to Hitler, you automatically lose. Your director did the opposite, likening his own team to Hitler. At first I thought that this meant this director automatically won. However, after further consideration, I realized that a second negation also occured, as the director's remark in context was a suggestion that his team is not currently at Nazi levels. By basic mathematical principles, a value twice negated is equivalent to the value itself, so your director automatically loses.

Although... If we go with the implied interpretation of the rule, "when you unfavorably liken your enemy to Hitler, you automatically lose," you could argue that a third negation occured, as your director said that being like Nazis in this respect is a good thing. By this interpretation, the director automatically wins.
oxfordhacker
Nov. 29th, 2007 12:02 pm (UTC)
The maths of this is clearly more complicated than I'd realised. There's a thesis in here for someone...
vinaigrettegirl
Nov. 29th, 2007 09:39 am (UTC)
Why, thank you for those. I am inspired. So much so that I don't even care that I hit my head after I fell off my chair. The second one is particularly fine and i think you should publish it.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.
jinty
Nov. 29th, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC)
Heh heh! I particularly liked the second one...
sdn
Nov. 30th, 2007 03:27 am (UTC)
::spits tea everywhere::

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