Replying to LO30071 --
At, in LO30071, replied to Vana:
>> The problem isn't the technology, but the tendency to believe that
>> information technology (without using logic, judgment, or strategic
>> thinking) is the solution.
> Again you have hit the bull's eye. Here in South Africa there is this
> incredible believe that the "computer cannot be wrong". No matter how hard
> one tries to convince an operator of a IT system that it needs an
> adjustment in some of its programs, they stick to the "computer cannot be
Actually, the statement is true, but it has to be understood in
conjunction with another true statement: "the computer cannot be right"!
(Is this a PO? ;^)
[Host's Note: Remember that we used to say in the 60's, "To err is human,
but to really screw things up requires a computer!" ..Rick]
Don Dwiggins <email@example.com>
Learning-org -- Hosted by Rick Karash <Richard@Karash.com> Public Dialog on Learning Organizations -- <http://www.learning-org.com>
"Learning-org" and the format of our message identifiers (LO1234, etc.) are trademarks of Richard Karash.