[Ads-l] "There's No Good Way To Kill a Bad Idea."

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed May 3 00:25:32 EDT 2017


FWIW, here's my original source:

'There's No Good Way To Kill a Bad Idea'
    from the trouble-in-our-stars dept.
    posted by msmash on Monday May 01, @12:00 (Businesses)
    with 227 comments
    https://slashdot.org/story/17/05/01/1428232/theres-no-good-
way-to-kill-a-bad-idea?utm_source=headlines&utm_medium=email

On Tue, May 2, 2017 at 7:32 PM, Peter Reitan <pjreitan at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Parameters, US Army War College Quarterly, Volume 29, Number 3, September
> 1989, page 121.
>
> Book review, Assignment Pentagon. The Insider’s guide to the Potomac
> Puzzle Palace.
>
> "Smith has a sharp ear for Pentagon truisms (forgetting only the
> oft-proved Pentagon aphorism that you can’t kill a bad idea); and he
> provides a strong and perceptive closing analysis of likely Pentagon
> changes in the 1990s that examines subjects ranging fro the electronic
> office to the role of the JCS Vice Chairman."
>
> HathiTrust.
>
>
>
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> Not the full quote, but getting there:
>
> https://books.google.com/books?id=DaQm_hqLCBQC&pg=PA14&
> dq=%22to+kill+a+bad+idea%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj1_c6-
> gNLTAhUE4SYKHaImB_UQ6AEIHDAA
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> On May 2, 2017 3:56 PM, "Wilson Gray" <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> It seems to me that this is an old saw that's been around since ca.1945-55,
> at least. But there are only 57 hits, going back only about ten years.
> --
> -Wilson
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> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
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-- 
-Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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