“By removing slack, airlines create failure. In order to increase profit, airlines work hard to get the maximum number of flights out of each plane, each day. As a result, there are no spares, no downtime and no resilience. By assuming that their customer base prefers to save money, not anxiety, they create an anxiety-filled system.”
Seths Blog: Eleven things organizations can learn from airports.
The worst part of this list is that it describes modern life; not just the worst parts of it!
For two years the media has used polls to tell us how unpopular Obama was. Now the results are in, they were almost all wrong.
Which Polls Fared Best and Worst in the 2012 Presidential Race – NYTimes.com.
This is a fantastic idea. However…
Why can’t I have a random package each month? I can’t choose!
When you think how kids like opening packages, why is there not an option for my children?
Contributors c/o Quarterly Co.™.
It is hard to believe that we’d ever take a gamble like this again. Maybe a generation that had been through World War II and a Korean war was more willing to take chances.
“It is true that we were cautious in our planning. There were many uncertainties about how well our Lunar module systems and our Pressure suit and backpack would match the engineering predictions in the hostile lunar environment. We were operating in a near perfect vacuum with the temperature well above 200 degrees Fahrenheit with the local gravity only one sixth that of Earth. That combination cannot be duplicated here on Earth, but we tried as best we could to test our equipment for those conditions.”
Neil Armstrong Talks About The First Moon Walk : Krulwich Wonders… : NPR.
Not one public space has been improved.
Detroit, 1973/2010 | Retronaut.