Category Archives: Fun

Our needs expand to fill the resources available

It seems to be true that “Our needs expand to fill the resources available”, it is certainly true of the extra study space I was recently given, it now has me junk all over it.

Parkinson’s law – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Parkinson’s law is the adage first articulated by Cyril Northcote Parkinson as part of the first sentence of a humorous essay published in The Economist in 1955: Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. It was later reprinted together with other essays in the book Parkinson’s Law: The Pursuit of Progress (London, John Murray, 1958).

I suppose the contrary that we leave resources we could use, unused, may also be wasteful. One thing it does is draw to our attention the normal human flexibilities that we ignore at our peril. This includes our Environmental resources. Lets not expand to fill the earths resources (if we have not already).

A great link between history and modern “Icons”

The Floppy Disk means Save, and 14 other old people Icons that don’t make sense anymore – Scott Hans…The Floppy Disk Icon means “save” for a whole generation of people who have never seen one. – Scott Hanselman (@shanselman) May 9, 2012 What happens when all the things we based are icons on don’t exist anymore? Do they just become, ahem, iconic glyphs whose origins are shrouded in mystery?