New old saying: "90% of the work...."

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Jan 8 15:48:20 UTC 2010

At 1/8/2010 10:06 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>Today at [
>"I spent 33 years as a sound engineer at the BBC. I know just how long it
>takes to do the simplest of things.
>"We had a saying.
>"90% of the work takes 90% of the time.
>"The other 10% takes the other 90% of the time."

It took me a second, but LOL.  The BBC sound engineer must have been
in the business of promotion (perhaps for recording artists), where
shares are legendarily sold totaling more than 100%.  (I've recently
seen a rerun of an episode of "The Rockford Files" that tells me so.)


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