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Tuesday, February 24, 2004
When Does a Project Start? -- Laurent offers a fable with a great moral...
"[...T]he things we do before we can start a project are part of that project, even when it's not officially started; sometimes the costs accrued to a project have killed it before it starts, maybe even before we know there is a project."
Go read the whole thing, although I have one complaint with Laurent's post - its unexplained title, "The Buridan Project". It sent me on a googled-enabled detour into the wonderful world of medieval (and other) philosophy and non-determinsticplanning. Problem is, this week, I don't have time for all this extra knowledge (and don't have any real use for it, since I've already come in third on Jeopardy, partially due to a question for which I confused two other medieval characters). But now, at least, I have solace in the fact that I've now probably distracted others as well.
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