Worker’s Diary


Act without doing;
Work without effort.
Think of the small as large
and the few as many.
Confront the difficult
while it is still easy;
Accomplish the great task
by a series of small acts.

Being on the telephone does not mean I’m working hard. The papers all over my desk don’t make me busy. Putting in overtime doesn’t mean I’m getting things done. Running around does not make me productive, and barking orders doesn’t mean I’m in charge.

If a routine job consistently requires extra time to complete, then there is something wrong with the job or with the way in which it is completed. “Overtime” is not to be admired–it is to be shunned as a salute to inefficiency. The best worker appears to be doing nothing at all. The best leader does not need to give orders.

And of course, the best “meeting” is one that never takes place. ๐Ÿ™‚

Worker’s Diary

Buddha

A new version of Buddha (with much improved posture) has been added to Man@Machine as the overhaul continues. A free t-shirt to whoever posts the best Buddhist quote somehow pertaining to technology or computers.

Terms and conditions of contest subject to Mattdude’s whims. ๐Ÿ™‚

Buddha

Beat

Getting up and moving to the couch is just too much work sometimes. Pass out where you sit, I say. The overhaul of Man@Machine continues with an updated verson of Beat.

“Hey, it just sounds to me like you need to unplug, man. You know, get some R & R.”

Beat