Re: Rejected posting to LEAPSECS_at_CLOCKDEV.USNO.NAVY.MIL

From: John Cowan <>
Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2001 11:17:58 -0400

Steve Allen scripsit:

> Obviously neither of the two opposing camps wants to undertake the
> detailed tally of the actual costs of change or not-change. But at
> least from Malys we have an explanation of the nature of the costs
> feared by the "don't change it" camp, whereas from Celano and the "do
> change it" camp we have no explanation of the nature of the costs.

That is only to be expected.

        There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to
        conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in
        the introduction of a new order of things. Because the innovator has
        for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions,
        and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new.
                --Machiavelli, _The Prince_

There is / one art             || John Cowan <>
no more / no less              ||
to do / all things             ||
with art- / lessness           \\ -- Piet Hein
Received on Tue Apr 03 2001 - 08:25:35 PDT

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