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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.
> 
> Gabriel
> 
>> On Tue, Nov 12, 2013, at 10:13 AM, Mark Schuldenfrei wrote:
>>> On 11/12/2013 9:51 AM, Mark Schuldenfrei wrote:
>>> [1] 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 
>> society.
>> 
>> (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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