What goes around comes around…

…and I don’t mean karma.

I was reminded of a wonderful coinage I was witness to on RASFF:

“The Napoleon-Clarke Law: Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice”

Trying to find the exact phrasing, discovered it cited on someone’s blog.

This in turn led me to another USENET post, one I missed, pointing out that the original phrase was older.

The point of this? Not much, other than being continually reminded of it by the Bush administration… which clearly manages a sufficiently advanced level of incompetence.

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