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Bikeshadding and the dangers of anti-bikeshadding.

* Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> [090819 15:26]:
> Bullshit. Just because someone found a word for a kind of disruptive
> behavior doesn???t mean this behavior didn???t exist before.

Did I claim that?

> The problem is not people invoking bikeshedding. The problem in itself
> is bikeshedding. And it???s far from a new problem.

People discussing unimportant things is a problem, but it is not the
only one and does not meen awareness of the problem could not cause
other problems.

Let's keep in the analogy of where the "bikeshadding" argument come
from. Assume the committee to dscide about building plants,
bikesheds and other parts is aware of the problem of bikeshadding
and once someone thinks they are wasting time about something as
unimportant as the color of a bikeshad shouts "bikeshadding" until
the next topic is entered. Now it is the next time a power plant
if planed, someone suggests to place it elsewhere. Many people start
shouting "bikeshadding, bikeshadding, bikeshadding" and the discussion
is closed before someone can mention that the place where the plant is
currently planed there is no way to cool it.

	Bernhard R. Link
"Never contain programs so few bugs, as when no debugging tools are available!"
	Niklaus Wirth

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