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Perceptions of Value

I recently got to experience the dubious joys of both problem solving and purchasing decisions in a bureaucratic environment, and it got me to wondering about value – what it is, and how it’s measured.

The thing that sparked the whole train of thought was the need to do something on a computer system – a newly-identified need for which no approved procedures existed, and for which no tools were on hand. When asked how I would go about the whole, fairly trivial thing, I foolishly responded “Well, I’d boot the system off a live Linux CD, then blah blah blah from the command line.” Which, I should point out, would work perfectly well…
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