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Re: [Linux-aus] [Fwd: [Osia-discuss] IDG World Expo and AES Launch LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in Australia]

On Sat, 30 Apr 2005, Andrew Cowie wrote:

Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2005 12:29:35 +1000
From: Andrew Cowie <andrew@operationaldynamics.com>
To: linux-aus <linux-aus@linux.org.au>
Subject: Re: [Linux-aus] [Fwd: [Osia-discuss] IDG World Expo and AES Launch
    LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in Australia]

On Fri, 2005-29-04 at 14:17 +0800, Bret Busby wrote:
I see the danger here not in LW replacing LCA, but in PHBs who might
otherwise channel sponsorship for LCA *thinking* of it as a replacement.

What have Public Health Boards got to do with the Linux conference?


You have an unbelievable capacity for inanity.

PHB is Pointy Haired Boss. Everyone who has ever read Dilbert knows this
- and even if you didn't know about it you could *still* infer this as
obvious from the context of Leon's remark. Referring to managers who may
not quite get the point as PHBs has been a standing joke across the
entire business world for ages.

What's worse is I suspect you knew that full well. Your remark just
makes you look silly and inconsequential - which is a shame, because you
do, on occasion, make a serious, insightful, and valuable contribution.


Andrew Frederick Cowie
Management Consultant

I had no idea that it was a reference to "Pointy Haired Bosses".

I do not frequently read Dilbert, so I have no idea as to where you would get the impression that I would know that PHB stands for Pointy Haired Boss.

All I remember of the Dilbert cartoons, is that a person named Dilbert is involved, the staff are employed in cubicles, and some wierd office politics occurs.

You response appears indicative of the problem - not everyone knows what you mean, if you do not communicate using common English. And, when people can't be bothered communicating using a common language, or, accepting that people may not understand terms that are not in common usage, and use derogatory comments to belittle people who are unfamiliar with jargon, then it is no wonder that the world is more fuill of conflicts and bloodshed, than harmony.

Bret Busby
West Australia

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
 you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
  Chapter 28 of
  "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
  A Trilogy In Four Parts",
  written by Douglas Adams,
  published by Pan Books, 1992