September 29th, 2005

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Office politics and caveman sociology

In our staff meeting today, we were talking about various funding sources and grant proposals and what to focus on, and it just suddenly struck me how completely parallel it was to any other creature foraging for food.

I could picture us as a bunch of cro-magnons sitting around talking about where we'd seen mammoth tracks, and which trees were likely to be bearing fruit next summer, and whether we can figure out a way to work with the tribe two valleys over...