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Standards troubles

Gurteen Knowledge-Letter: Issue 35 - 7th July 2003: The Trouble with Standards

The trouble with standards, according to some old engineering colleagues of mine in the broadcasting business, is that in practice they become both a floor and a ceiling.

David Hawthorne expresses concern over standards in the knowledge business creating barriers to thinking, rather than solid ground on which to build new ideas. This is a familiar argument, somewhat related to the issue of best practices: you need to understand the larger picture when applying standards / best practices.

The full article is about halfway through Gurteen's newsletter.

The system for Getting Things Done

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