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July 8, 2012

[2b2k] Two aphorisms

Everything is interesting if viewed at the right level of detail.

Everything is controversial if it is discussed long enough.

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January 18, 2008

Control doesn’t scale

Control doesn’t scale. That seems to me to say it all. Or, it at least says some of it.

Now, here are some of the people who came up with that phrase, some well before I did:

David Friedman (economics)
Steve Manning (technical writing)
Jonathan Feldman (remote application controls)
Curtis Yanko (CruiseControl, a build management tool)
Steven Riley (MAC-based access control)
Uwe Doering (a packet filter for access control)

I hereby claim that phrase in the name of Her Highness, Queen Generality.

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