issues; the X from Hell

Seán Fitzpatrick grendel.jjf at VERIZON.NET
Sun Dec 10 17:09:58 UTC 2006

It will not be news to this list that “issues”= “problems” has long been
standard business jargon.  About 1990, at an IBM project meeting, the
planner who was leading the meeting took it to new heights when he answered
a question by saying “We’ve expired the timeframe for solutioning that


Seán Fitzpatrick
It’s a Gnostic thing. You wouldn't understand.

-----Original Message-----
From: Arnold M. Zwicky [mailto:zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU] 


Grade-A _psychobabble_ for what used to be called "problems."



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