Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Quote of the Day: It takes forever for any change to occur. But when change happens, it happens really fast

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"It takes forever for any change to occur. But when change happens, it happens really fast."
Michael Schwimer, Philadelphia Philies Pitcher. in "The Glove that Would Change the Game" by Daniel  Fromson. The Atlantic, April 2012.
Schwimer is, of course, referring to the concept of the tipping point (whether he knows it or not).  Everything is stasis, static, and then, crash, boom, bah. Things are different. And the trouble is we can't usually predict just when that crash boom bah is going to happen.

So we go along our merry ways and the change happens. Sometimes you can see it coming (see "Remember the times of your life") and other times it's just a Black Swan.

[insert the usual analogies to the library world. Short summary, well, some people see the change a-comin' and are working to address the changes; others have their heads stuck in the sand and want to keep on keepin' on.]

2 comments:

Chris Freeland said...

So did any points tip for you today?? Seems a loaded post out of context...

Martin said...

No, no points tipped today! Sometimes there are just cumulative points!