In loving, living memory, John Melançon 1928 – 2007
Catch 22: If your e-mail inbox is not acting as your TODO stack, it would not matter that it has 87 e-mails in it. But if it weren't acting as your TODO list, it wouldn't have 87 e-mails in it.
Recorded 2000 January 9, from John Melançon, paraphrased:
“While I was trying to eat in New York City, some friends suggested technical writing. I don’t know if I’d’ve been able to do it. They knew I was fairly intelligent but they didn’t know of my lack of education. I didn’t spread that around; quite the opposite, I gave the impression I had been to college."
[And in a different context:]
"I’m such a good manager because I have no ego. It’s true. Anyone could give advice, and I would listen to them."
[He knew that "I have no ego" was a laugh line!]