[Harrison Owen has sent yesterday a message to some friends and suggested me to "NING" it, to enlarge the discussion to all this community. And here I am, posting his provocative message, as he asked for - Artur]
Welcome to the confusion of HHO - but perhaps in this cloud of unknowing
there might be a nubbin of a useful idea.
Some little bit ago, and partially in jest, I proposed that it is now time
to eliminate OST. I am not sure we could do that if we wanted to, but my
reasons are as follows. It seems to me that folks are increasingly getting
hung up on the minutia of the process, which is pretty hard to do given the
utter simplicity of same. After all how complicated can it be to sit in a
circle, create a bulletin board, open a market place, and go to work??? -
Where the only "rule"(in my book) is to keep thinking of one more thing not
to do until you reach that point of bare, elegant, simplicity. The fact that
the complexification continues is pause for thought, at least it has caught
I can think of all sorts of reasons why this may be happening, including the
"professionalization" of OST. God forbid! I am not sure there is any
stopping this or even a cure. Folks will do what they want to do, however
there is a strategy that could work: Get ahead of the curve and offer
something so attractive that they forget their previous infatuation, and
move on to the really good stuff.
This is where "WaveRiders in the Sky" comes in. Actually I was thinking of
something even more outrageous which I might call The Imperial Society of
WaveRiders (which includes all presently existing Homo sapiens even if they
don't know it).
Motto: We rule the rule the world.
Mission: To Awaken the Spirit of the WaveRider in every human being.
Sounds pretty idealistic and weird I know - but actually I think it could be
fun and make money for those inclined to that sort of pecuniary endeavor.
And of course, if that is not your interest and pleasure - it can all be
done for free.
The bottom line is the bottom line. WaveRiders do wonderful things in
impossibly short periods of time with minimum consumption of resources. All
of which means that they are efficient as Hell - meaning they produce
maximum bang for the buck - otherwise known as profit and/or productivity.
For private sector folks profit is a good thing. For those in the public
sector, productivity ain't bad.
Want to talk further? - If so hit "reply all" so we do not break the circle.
And if you want out - let me know and I will take you off the list.
The names on the address list are some folks I thought of: Colleagues old
and new who could be up for another round. I don't mean this to be
exclusive, and if you think of other good folks who need to be "here," by
all means invite them. Maybe this is something we should NING about
(whatever that means???) Artur????
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