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That would be a perfectly efficient world if they learned what they needed every time. This newsgroup is unique in that the most OT...
(Colonel Forbin) writes:
At the time I left one PPOE, I coined the term "invalidation of knowledge". This outfit was obsessed with replacing the old, perfectly-functional systems with shiny new databases, networking, and every brand-new shiny piece of complexity they could get their hands on. During a brief attempt to span the conceptual gap, I realized that they had made my existing knowledge obsolete. (Or so they thought.) I had the choice of stepping on the merry-go-round of endless retraining, or getting out. I chose the latter, which probably made everybody much happier. I'm sure they went through many arduous and expensive experiences before they got everything sorted out again, but I'll never know - never have I cut off contact with a PPOE so rapidly and permanently.
Invalidation of knowledge has many advantages, at least for some people. If you're a PHB, it means that your staff can't use their experience to come up with embarrbutting descriptions of why your brand-new scheme won't work. And if you're in the "certification" industry, you have a guaranteed ongoing market if you manage to convince people that the information they learned in last year's expensive courses is now obsolete.
Yup. A PHB's dream.
Well, the auto industry is doing just fine without it (the S part, at least). We were recently quoted $300 to repair the failing dashboard clock in our vehicle. I'm sure that most of that just covers the labour required to get at the damned thing.
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bah Not at all; I was quite resigned to never getting into this crap in the first place but you insisted on dragging everyone down...
As long as the illusion holds, it'll be great...
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