As one of the chief bureaucrats of the SCA, I resemble this remark, and
am doing my best to cut it down.
On Tue, Nov 12, 2013, at 10:13 AM, Mark Schuldenfrei wrote:
> On 11/12/2013 9:51 AM, Mark Schuldenfrei wrote:
> >  I think my friend Steffan coined the Cascading Bureaucracy Meme
> > about 20 years ago:
> > "We can, therefore we do.
> > We do, therefore we have always done.
> > We have always done, therefore we must always do.
> > We must always do, therefore an officer must oversee the doing.
> > There is an officer, therefore we must report.
> > We must report, else we will lose our tax status."
> > Compare and contrast to "Justin's Rules of Good Bureaucracy":
> > Don't make a Law if a Policy will do.
> > Don't make a Policy if Custom suffices decently well.
> > And don't try to change Custom if things aren't broken
> > in the first place"
> Drx asked me to add another of my favorites from Silverwings
> Laws, written by Calontir's own Marcus de la Foret:
> "There is no niche in the SCA so small that it is safe from some dweeb
> installing a megalithic bureaucracy to regulate it as a favor to the
> (a)There will eventually be a monarch who will reward this dweeb with a
> peerage for installing this atrocity. This will gladden the hearts of
> dweebs and send them in search of their own niche to bless."
> Tibor, friend of Marcus, no friend of dweebs. :-)
> Friend of Goobs, with thanks to Pavel's memory for the lesson.
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