On 12/8/2014 5:31 PM, Lis Schraer wrote: > Never assume malice where stupidity will adequately explain things. > Never assume stupidity when communication failure will explain things. > Always assume communication failure, even when it seems unlikely. It's > from my article "Stuff I Learned The Hard Way" which appears in the > Calontir seneschals' handbook. It's been reprinted a couple of other > places too. This is a very nice gloss on Hanlon's Razor, but I swear I recall it from some Heinlein story. ::Googlish Sounds:: "You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity." Logic of Empire, Robert A Heinlein. ::Wiki-ish Sounds:: Wikipedia has other similar quotations, and I'm sure that Wikiquote would too. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanlon%27s_razor But this is a very nice extension, just the same. Tibor -- Manage your subscription at http://listserv.unl.edu. listserv.unl.edu lists do not accept incoming email from Yahoo.com, AOL.com or Dropbox.com due to their DMARC policies.