Nigel's Eyes

20230602 Proverbs. Updated.

There are many sayings that have stood the test of time with generations using them without change.

I'm changing some of them because the world is a different place, today.

The modern equivalent of putting the lunatics in charge of the asylum is putting techies in charge of companies.

"Putting the fox in charge of the hen-house" is allowing sales and marketing to hold sway over compliance.

"Loose lips sink ships" - "don't tip off"

"Too many cooks spoil the broth" becomes "too many regulators supervise one type of entity."

"Many hands make light work" is "if we spend our time in Zoom meetings, we never actually have to do anything productive."

"A bad penny always turns up" warns that job hoppers may be leaving their mistakes behind before they are found out.

"A bad workman blames his tools" - it's not a problem with the tech, blame the designers and programmers.

"A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush." - Let's do Agile and break things fast and in public cos at least some of what we are doing will stick.

"Absence makes the heart grow fonder" - "is it working, yet?"

"All good things come to he who waits" - it still isn't working. I'm going to the pub.

"Birds of a feather flock together" - when one regulator tells others, and law enforcement, of a failure, they all gang up on the hapless entity

"A fool and his money are soon parted." No change there, then.