Blast From the Past
You want to read something interesting? It's about ten years old, but it's actually kind of timely.
- We are tentatively planning a series of articles, written by us and our
vast staff, outlining what we see as systemic problems throughout the
These problems are not small ones. Some have been around for years. Some are recent. Many are the result of political pressures put upon the Department. Some are self inflicted. All of them though, deserve some airing out. We know some of what we're planning to write, but welcome suggestions for others.
In any case, we aren't kidding ourselves that we can change the Department. We aren't in any position to do that. But somewhere along the line, maybe someone somewhere will recall what was posted on an anonymous internet blog years ago and adjust their own behaviors to maybe inflict less damage on the Department, their careers and everyone else they come in contact with.
What else can we hope for?
That was posted right here on the SCC blog on 25 September 2006. It's linked, along with the promised series of articles on the right hand side of the main page, under the cute pictures and Rules of the Blog. Go read a few, especially the FTO Program one. Go ahead. We'll wait.
Are you back? Kind of spooky, wasn't it? Almost like we had a crystal ball or something. Memories are short, nowadays more than ever, but institutional knowledge? That's forever.