Jay Maynard (jmaynard) wrote,
Jay Maynard

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Computer geekery and parliamentary geekery

Something just struck me: One thing that makes computer geeks geeks is their ability to immerse themselves in complex systems and make sense of them, to themselves and (sometimes) others. That's the kind of ability that is invaluable to a parliamentarian, too. Robert's Rules of Order is nothing if not a complex, rule-driven system (at 800 pages, it ain't simple, at least not in its full glory!). I wonder just how many geeks would make decent parliamentarians?

This occurred to me when I quoted the RFC definitions of "should" and "must" in a parliamentary discussion, and got me to wondering...

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