"united we stand"
Gary Lawrence Murphy
08 Apr 2002 10:40:30 -0400
Adam has whacked a nail with a femur here:
A> As a non-alpha, the whole point is to be as far from the Alpha
A> as possible, the better to surf all day like everyone else with
A> internet at work.
Not "as far as possible" but certainly far enough to be just on the
edge of Alpha's peripheral olefactory vision (hence most don't go as
far as teledyn.com/fun/SaubleBeach). The Non- must also keep the
Alpha in view, eager to spot that seize on any Gross Mistake and all
other opportunity whereby the first becomes the last, and the last
gets some tail (*).
I have to commend Adam's perceptiveness: In my 20+ years looking at
the telecommute/virtual-office problem, his is the _first_ credible
counter-argument. It's all about the chicks, man.
Hmmm ... I smell a research project in here (where the hell's my
clipboard?). Perhaps, because it is not politically correct to say so
but it is nonetheless deeply engrained in the species, none of the
anti-telecommute managers I've ever encountered have dared articulate
/why/ they are opposed to a virtual office; perhaps their conscious
and rational minds do not even know exactly why they "don't like it"
thus they make up new absurdities like "face to face" (when they mean
"I gotta smell their butt")
Geez ... where are Leakey's Angels when you need one?
NEW YORK (AP) - Pandemonium broke out on Wall Street today after
famed primate anthropologist Jane Goodall parked a dumpster full
of 90-day bonds and insider stock reports on the curb side
outside the Stock Exchange. 43 senior brokers were arrested, and
another 18 hospitalized before riot police broke up the scuffle.
The results have rocked the foundations of industrial
engineering. "I just wanted to see what they would do," said
Goodall, "I never dreamed they'd get so violent."
(* for any neo-alpha ladies in the audience, I won't say that genders
/can/ be flipped because this may be deep primate behaviour and not
within our rational control to politically correct it. But I'll
accept that it /might/ be possible to flip the gender roles; if it
/is/ based on species-engraved action-patterns, that may explain
why 80+ years of sufferage and affirmative action still fails to
gain women due representation in the Oval Office -- we can want it
and reach for it all we want, but the cost to make the leap is far
higher than just equal pay for equal work; we _literally_ have to
/evolve/ our species.)
Gary Lawrence Murphy <firstname.lastname@example.org> TeleDynamics Communications Inc
Business Innovations Through Open Source Systems: http://www.teledyn.com
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."(Pablo Picasso)