Links: Bikesheds, Wiki/Weblog/Mailing Lists, More Jobs = Making Statups Easier

  • Bike Sheds vs. Atomic Power Plants, Parkinson’s Law:

    Parkinson shows how you can go into the board of directors and get approval for building a multi-million or even billion dollar atomic power plant, but if you want to build a bike shed you will be tangled up in endless discussions.

  • The above, linked from a presentation of lessons learned using mailing lists, weblogs, and wikis for Echo/ATOM discusion: some good groupware reading.
  • Jon Robb: “The real long-term solution to the American jobs crisis is to find a way to make it less risky for people to join a start-up.” And, as I’ve said before, as one comment puts it, “Have universal coverage then people don’t have to worry about taking low paying jobs or taking risky jobs. Health care is basically a risk adverse force in the economy when we need the reverse.”