Re: [LEAPSECS] Mechanism to provide tai-utc.dat locally

From: Rob Seaman <>
Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2006 22:07:31 -0700

John Cowan wrote:

> It can't possibly be. Nobody can know what a change is going to
> cost except those who are going to have to pay for it (or not
> pay for it).

Are you really suggesting that the planning of technical projects is
impossible? One might expect some investment of time and money in
standard planning activities to be made first, rather than
immediately jumping to a narrowly and rather randomly conceived
notional position unsupported by even the slimmest of white papers.
It is crazily unprofessional to abjure any responsibility for
quantifying costs, benefits and risks.

> And even their word cannot necessarily be trusted.

Um. Which edge of the sword are we talking about here?

Received on Thu Dec 28 2006 - 21:07:51 PST

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