August 2006

JP may read a lot of books but he reads way too few Terry Pratchett novels! Below a quote from Monstrous Regiment which can standalone with no comment:

It was exactly the same when I had to redesign the department’s filing system, you see. People build something that works. Then circumstances change, and they have to tinker with it to make it continue to work, and they are so busy tinkering that they cannot see that a much better idea would be to build a whole new system to deal with the new circumstances.