12
Nov

POSIWID: Don’t waste a crisis

   Posted by: dhcsoul   in cybernetics

Your first time here? Welcome, I'm glad you've dropped in.... David Soul (aka Bricoleur)

Richard Veryard writes in POSIWID: Don’t Waste A Crisis that:

Rahm Emanuel, just appointed chief-of-staff by President-elect Barack Obama:

“You don’t ever want a crisis to go to waste; it’s an opportunity to do important things that you would otherwise avoid. In 1974 and 1978 we never dealt with it, and our dependence on foreign oil never changed.” [BBC News, 7 November 2008]

And goes on to reflect on this comment in light of the cybernetic principle that the Purpose Of a System Is What It Does and comes to the conclusion that “A cliché is a terrible thing to waste.

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  • November 12, 2008 at 5:43 am David HC Soul
    Somebody please comment, 'cause I'm testing picking up friendfeed comments to my blog... if it works I may actually take seriously its resurrection...
  • November 12, 2008 at 7:16 am David HC Soul
    sorry, just talking to myself to see if it works

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