(Aónio Eliphis) #1

Deparei-me com este tópico conhecido do ppl de informática

Parkinson’s law of triviality is C. Northcote Parkinson’s 1957 argument that members of an organization give disproportionate weight to trivial issues.[1] Parkinson provides the example of a fictional committee whose job was to approve the plans for a nuclear power plant spending the majority of its time on discussions about relatively minor but easy-to-grasp issues, such as what materials to use for the staff bike shed, while neglecting the proposed design of the plant itself, which is far more important and a far more difficult and complex task.

The law has been applied to software development and other activities.[2] The terms bicycle-shed effect, bike-shed effect, and bike-shedding were coined as a metaphor to illuminate the law of triviality; it was popularised in the Berkeley Software Distribution community by the Danish software developer Poul-Henning Kamp in 1999[3] and has spread from there to the whole software industry.

(Aónio Eliphis) #2

AHAHAHA, isto lembra-me Portugal a debater políticas públicas

As he put it: “The time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum [of money] involved.” A reactor is so vastly expensive and complicated that an average person cannot understand it, so one assumes that those who work on it understand it. On the other hand, everyone can visualize a cheap, simple bicycle shed, so planning one can result in endless discussions because everyone involved wants to add a touch and show personal contribution

Ninguém debate o saque da banca, a dívida pública, a CGD, as PPP rodoviárias, onde está de facto o grosso do dinheiro, e andamos todos a debater o caso Jamaica, as mordomias dos enfermeiros, etc.

(Aónio Eliphis) #3

@MarioJAlves, a sério, lê o artigo todo e aplica-o ao tráfego, assenta que nem uma luva :slight_smile: