[gmpi] Re: Decision Time: 7.1.1

  • From: Paul Davis <paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gmpi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 11:13:00 -0400

>If I had to condense the essence of the standards-making group 
>process into one sentence, it would probably be this: The individual 
>has to give up a little control, and sometimes a little efficiency, 
>for the good of the group; otherwise there is no agreement and 
>therefore no standard.

and to paraphrase: you give up a little (getting exactly what you
want) in order to get a lot (a standard that makes everyone's life
work more smoothly).

corollary: if a standard doesn't make everyone's life smoother, then
its probably not worth giving anything up for :))

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