[cap-talk] Any hope in RSA 2008?
erights at gmail.com
Fri Apr 4 09:49:58 EDT 2008
On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 3:28 AM, Jed Donnelley <capability at webstart.com> wrote:
> >These folk are trying to "solve" the problem in the sense of
> >"what can I do in the next three weeks", not "how can I rebuild the
> >world to be a better place".
> Right. However, I would think that by now since we've been
> doing what we can for the next three weeks for the last 15 years
> at least and it things haven't gotten better (they've gotten
> worse) then it does seem pretty clear to me that this three
> week horizon process is not making positive progress.
Borrowing an analogy from Engines of Creation:
We're on a sinking ship that has been kept afloat by a vigorous
bailing process. Early on, some people expressed an interest in
actually fixing the holes. But these efforts were not immediately
successful, and most of those folks went on to other things. Now, the
holes have gotten bigger, the bailing is less effective, and the ship
is carrying a lot more valuable cargo. But there are a lot more people
bailing, they are well paid, and hardly anyone believes any
alternative is possible. After all, bailing is what's worked so far.
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