[nycphp-talk] Never heard that term: Viet Nam of programming
ken at secdat.com
Wed Jan 24 21:35:52 EST 2007
> At 3:42 PM -0500 1/24/07, Kenneth Downs wrote:
>> tedd wrote:
>>> Interesting characterization -- Obviously, it's not Vietnam, but
>>> instead those who served in Vietnam that are the object of that
>>> characterization. Are Vietnam Vets commonly thought of as "getting
>>> hooked on it and start dreaming big dreams and nothing gets done"?
>>> Just wondering why Vietnam Vets are thought of in such terms.
>> No, actually the characterization is generally understood to be aimed
>> at the politicians and policy makers who got into an "unwinnable"
>> situation. The analogy to ORM is that it is a strategy that cannot
>> achieve its goals because of some fundamental mis-understanding of
>> the reality of the situation.
> Ahhh... thanks for the explanation. I agree.
> I hope you can understand that the metaphor can be taken more ways
> that one.
I should have put in a few disclaimers before saying it. Which I must
note to Chuck's credit, he was much more careful in his presentation
than I was in the OP.
Thanks for the reply, cheers!
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