Friday, July 18, 2008

Comment on Belmont Club, 07/17/08
"Who wants to know?"

Lifeofthemind:
Last line of “Monty Python’s Life of Brian”
Worse things happen at sea.
There are important lessons to be learned from these cases. First it reinforces that we have a common set of references. To some extent, like the Western canon in literature, these are arbitrary but it is very important that we can build trust by sharing a common historical vocabulary. Second the real important topics that are learned from these events are human issues. Communications, prioritizing, command and control and caring about human beings making choices under stress. We care about the characters in Greek drama, even though their world is long gone, for the same reason.

Jul 18, 2008 - 4:09 am

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