Monday, May 2, 2016

Best Practices

Babel took a lot longer to build than was previously considered, and in fact it is still under construction. The Biblical story of conflicting tongues should not be considered literally.
Breugel's Tower of Babel.* 
Rather, the builders, architects, project managers, branding consultants and visioning conveners were actually using the same language, but they found the work could be prolonged indefinitely if one could only apply modern language management techniques and remove semantic precision altogether.

The next great leap forward (or backward, but by now direction had become irrelevant) occurred when the graphic progress analysts and professional metricians began to make a scale visual management system model. Most of this consisted of pretty colors, with lots of numbers indicating quantifications of some kind. It is also a masterpiece under constant revision.

Breugel's painting of the "Little" Tower of Babel scale visual management model.**

*Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
**Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

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