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Joseph Owens
We are not alone....
on Jul 11, 2011 at 7:17:24 pm

I used to think that "value added" meant under-promising and over-delivering.

I used to think that professional conduct meant doing as much as you could, instead of as little as you could "get away with". And, you know, "awesome" wasn't just an automatic response to "how are you?"

On yesterday's date, July 10, 1985, Coca-Cola re-introduced "Coca-Cola Classic", and there might be a few of us here old enough to remember that debacle, when some whiz-bang from a satellite division decided that a tweak that he had pulled in that market would result in a new era of profits. And so Project Kansas met its fate.

Props to the reviewer "Adam Grand" on the Apple FCPX sales page who thinks the new X version is "rideculously [sic] good" and can't wait to edit his next "film" next weekend. It will be tough to decide which "jaw-dropping" new "film" to try to take in among the 3 million or so that will be appearing next month.

But New Coke is not limited to retail:
Globe & Mail July 9, 2011:

On the upcoming academic publication, the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (DSM), (decribed as the "Sears Catalog" that psychoanalysts use for diagnosis), Ian Brown writes:

Every new version of the DSM has been controversial, but the groundbreaking fifth edition of the “dictionary of disorder,” now scheduled for release in 2013, is showing symptoms of being the most contentious ever. The rough draft published on the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM website has generated so much heat (50 million hits and more than 3,000 signed comments so far) that its release has been pushed back by a year.

The proposed new edition has created so many new categories of diagnosis, and widened the definitions of so many others, that the respected editor of the last edition, Allen Frances, has accused the new editors of reckless irresponsibility.

Meanwhile, entire disorders were to be excluded from the new edition – such as narcissistic disorder (“a grandiose sense of self-importance ... requires excessive admiration”) – but the move aroused such indignation (imagine how the narcissists felt!) that the editors have had to re-include them.

I wonder if they got a letter from Apple about it, and especially that item.... also would be curious to know if "Messianic Complex" is still in there. But, you know, it appears to still be 'in beta'.

I have to add this --- the funniest line I think I ever heard in "Frasier" was Niles talking about enjoying a new biography by a narcissistic opera singer entitled "Me, Me, Me, Me". That cracks me, me, me, me up.


You mean "Old Ben"? Ben Kenobi?

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