never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity

(2 comments)
March 11, 2005

Exchange of the Moment
>> <POINT>
>> Microsoft has no excuse for not producing brilliant products. It has
>> enourmous resources at it's disposal, and anything less than secure,
>> reliable, pristine products is by design.
>> </POINT>
>
> <REBUTTAL>
> Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by
> stupidity.
> </REBUTTAL>

<SURREBUTTAL>
Sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice.
</SURREBUTTAL>
--TuxTrax, Rob Hughes, and Hamilcar Barca in comp.os.linux.advocacy

Passing of the Moment
It's the fifth anniverary of the peak of the NASDAQ, herald of that whole dot com thing. Damn, damn, DAMN but I miss those days. I had dinner with Rob Baum, a coworker of mine from Event Zero, my dot com adventure. (Relative to a lot of people, it was pretty mild, but still.)

Rob is such a funny guy. For some reason I find it really easy to start comic riffing with him.