Re: [scrumdevelopment] Digest Number 637
- Gary F wrote:
> --- Jeff Sutherland <jeff.sutherland@...> wrote:Well, do keep in mind that the OP mentioned a /religious/ association
>>On Pigs and Chickens. This was a joke Ken Schwaber told in a Scrum
>>day to illustrate a point. Now it has achieved the status of an urban
>>legend! Trying to stamp it out just feeds an undying flame.
> If I might chime in on this particular point, it's an old joke. I
> first heard it when working on an SEPG at DEC, which makes it at least
> as far back as 1995, probably several years earlier. And I doubt it
> was new at the time.
> While the comments about cultural interpretations of metaphors are
> valid, I can't imagine anyone taking offense at it, and I'm amazed it
> has provoked this much discussion.
that might lead to offence being taken. We can all agree that those
associations are generally very emotionally charged.
J. B. Rainsberger,
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