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Hi Allenna

Do you mean "1894" or "1984"?

If the former, then I'm not aware of the reference you are giving.

But it seems to be (for me) a time of higher rates of transpositions errors
-- so I'm assuming the same here. Must be something in the air?

regards
Russell

On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 12:49 AM, allenna leonard <[log in to unmask]
> wrote:

> Dear Russell,
>
> Stafford made a similar point in his "The Preposterous Inference" paper -
> namely that we only thought 1894's predictions weren't happening and gave
> examples of duck-speak, double-duck-speak etc.
>
> Allenna
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* russell_c <[log in to unmask]>
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Sent:* Thu, January 6, 2011 4:45:53 PM
> *Subject:* Re: "Relative happiness"...????
>
> "Don't worry, be happy -- your continued employment may depend on it."
>
> That's good.
>
> And perhaps: "... here is the mandatory pill to take daily while employed
> to ensure it happens". Drug testing to make sure you *are* taking your
> Soma!
>
> "1984.." -- the only inaccuracy was the date: pitched about 30 years too
> soon.
>
> Anything but good management and ethical behaviour to reduce the need for
> it.
>
>
>
> On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 3:05 AM, Doug McDavid <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>
>> This suggests a corrolary to a famous catch phrase from a few years ago:
>> "Don't worry, be happy -- your continued employment may depend on it."
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 7:44 AM, allenna leonard <
>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>>  This looks like another ineffective needle in the haystack idea that
>>> will do much more harm than good if implemented.  Very few human beings who
>>> work in bureaucracies are happy.  From my recollection of one close friend,
>>> 10% of time was spent doing real work the other 90 satisfying silly
>>> requests, deliberate obstruction or out in left field political priorities.
>>>
>>> Based on my own work in university administration ages ago it was 5% to
>>> 95% but things may have changed since.
>>>
>>> Allenna
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>  ------------------------------
>>> *From:* russell_c <[log in to unmask]>
>>> *To:* [log in to unmask]
>>> *Sent:* Wed, January 5, 2011 8:46:07 AM
>>> *Subject:* "Relative happiness"...????
>>>
>>> Yike, this is getting hot!
>>>
>>> Good bye American Pie!
>>>
>>> People will be moving to China to *escape* 'democracy' soon!
>>>
>>> US urges action to prevent insider leaks
>>>
>>> The White House is telling US agencies to create "insider threat"
>>> programmes to ferret out disgruntled workers who may leak state secrets,
>>> reports say.
>>>
>>> The move follows the leaking of thousands of secret US cables to the
>>> whistle-blowing website Wikileaks.
>>>
>>> An 11-page memo by US intelligence officials detailing the advice has
>>> been published by US broadcaster NBC.
>>>
>>> Correspondents say the Obama administration is trying to prevent more
>>> embarrassing disclosures.
>>>
>>> Agency officials are being urged to find ways to "detect behavioural
>>> changes" among those employees who might have access to secret documents.
>>>
>>> The memo suggests the use of psychiatrists and sociologists to measure
>>> the "relative happiness" of workers or their "despondence and grumpiness" as
>>> a way to assess their trustworthiness. . . .
>>>
>>> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12117113
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>>
>>
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