Episode 13 - The Kid's Great
Initially Released April 26, 2011
Episode Page The Kid's Great
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As long as we're moving toward the door, we don't have a problem. The second we start moving any way but toward the door, we have a problem.
-Merlin, describing how project management is like bouncing.
I don't know if they even know what XML is in New York. I know they know what .docx is!
-Merlin, on the state of technology in the publishing industry.
Well, first of all, an echo chamber is aural and so it wouldn't be blinding, it would be deafening.
-Merlin, playing Karl Van Hœt for moment.
The allegation of hypocrisy is believed to be one of the most effective ways to end any discussion and it frequently is because both sides tacitly agree that once you've accused somebody of being a hypocrite - let's say you've even proved somebody is a hypocrite - well, once you've proved they're a hypocrite, there's nothing else to discuss. It seems to me that if that's true then there's no reason to have a lot of conversations. But if hypocrisy is not the main thing that you worry about in life then there's a lot more interesting arguments that we can have.
It strikes me that a lot of the people who are most concerned with hypocrisy are people who are terrified to be called a hypocrite. I used to mind that but not that just makes me feel like somebody who is wrong sometimes but also somebody who doesn't let the threat of hypocrisy keep them from doing the things they think are important.
Not being a hypocrite is not going to make your work better.
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