Understanding Organisational Cultures…. the journey down

Well, the plane boarded 10 minutes late… and we were held up for “15 to 20 minutes” due to a fault in the air-conditioning system. Once that was fixed, we taxi’d out… and ran over a bolt!

So, we taxi’d back, had the tyre checked over, and then waited for another space in the traffic to take off.

The flight down was fairly uneventful – £5 for a sarnie and a coffee! Talk about a captive market!

Plane lands, and I jump on the bendy-bus to Luton Airport Parkway station, pre-booked tickets to Mlton Keynes… except no trains from LAPW go to MK…. they go from the other train station… and the last train went 10 minutes ago. My choices are: Train into London, cross London, back out to MK; or a taxi.

45 quid later, I’m at the hotel.

Thank god for big beds and strong showers!

… and Premier Inn hotels do an All You Can Eat breakfast – do I look like a man that picks at his food? Get stuck in there mon!

Now at Cranfield, free coffee on tap…. a happy gorilla 🙂 (and I’ve already been ranting about CRIS’ and the need to market oneself :chuckle: )


Will we ever get it right?

Of course we will!

The infinite monkey theorem states that a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type a given text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare.

Or, to put it another way, if we have enough Code Monkeys hacking away, we will (eventually) get the perfect system that will give us Green Open Access with Green Publishers.

In fact, the protocol for doing this is defined in RFC 2795

We just need to “Keep the faith”