Inspired by the lovely mrsdiomedes...
- Grab the nearest book.
- Open the book to page 123.
- Find the fifth sentence.
- Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
- Don't search around and look for the coolest book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.
Hmmmm... OK, this is somewaht amusing.
It's just not worth it.
From Joel On Software (And on Diverse and Occasionally Related Matters That Will Prove of Interest to Software Developers, Designers, and Managers, and to Those Who, Whether by Good Fortune or Ill Luck, Work with Them in Some Capacity), by Joel Spolsky
He was talking about whether replacing a set of doors was worth it, when it was discovered that a number of screws weren't properly aligned, because their holes had been drilled while the doors were lying on the ground, rather than after hanging... As an analogous demonstration of why a lot of technically "broken" things aren't fixed -- because the cost of the fix is (perceived to be) substantially greater than the benefit of having the fix in place.