On Fri, 2004-01-09 at 19:19, Rick Moen wrote:
> Of course, it's possible that businesses will buy into DRM and never
> admit their error, nonetheless. Even more stupid things _have_ happened.
Pleaseeeee finish what you start :-)
The last sentence should read,
'Even more stupid things _have_ happened, and as long as people have
pride they will bullishly stick to their original choice in spite of the
obviousness of their mistake.'
The biggest mistake anyone can make is not putting up their hands to say
'Oops I did that wrong!' it has cost lives in the past and no doubt will
in the future again.
So rather than pointing the mistake out and going 'luser' like one may
wish to, perhaps the way to go forward is to do the non obvious.
The non obvious is this, point out that a win is available not in a head
on attack on the existing position (which remember is the one you want
to remedy), but in the future, so softly, softly point out where real
improvements are available and help to plan for backing out of the
existing position by first of all finding an alternative and explaining
how the existing mess is being worsened as tie in is happening.
Use this mantra:
It makes sense when you want to leave a room soon not to paint yourself
into a corner.
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