Thursday, October 23, 2008

I Am Winston Smith

The new performance management tool is doubleplusgood! Head and shoulders above the 3.0 version! 

The new performance management tool is a definite improvement over the 3.0 version, but it still needs work. We have received excellent feedback from employees and are addressing their concerns! 

Given that the new performance management tool was rolled out two months ago, there is no particular reason to publicize it right now. Let's cancel publication of the intended article! 

This is how I spent my day as an editor, sorting through these points of view, changing copy to reflect the orthodoxy of the moment and tossing the old copy down the memory hole. In this world, "high level" means "low level" -- as in the following editor's note: "I don't understand what XXX means. At the very least we need a high-level definition." 

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.  


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