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Monday, December 17, 2007

Couple Commas Missing 

A friend of mine recently submitted a small project to his boss. Well, I say small, it was fairly consuming both of time and energy. It was really the work of two teams of people, and it took some three years to complete. And at what cost! One person left a year ago and became an alcoholic. Another is in the psychiatric hospital, though supposedly much improved. And so on. And the actual size of the work was pretty impressive: printed out in its entirety, it would easily fill thirty folio volumes, each weighing about six or seven pounds.

So the boss gets it on his desk, spends five minutes looking at it, and says, “Great. But a couple things need work.”



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