Actually, I think you kinda did the opposite, Gabe.
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> On Nov 12, 2013, at 10:19 AM, Patrick Anderson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 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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> he keeps looking at the forest." --Ilse Lehiste