Noticed an interesting parallel.
When Congress is allegedly "making" a law, we hear incessantly and loudly about the stages of the process. All of these stages are completely meaningless and unnecessary. Cloture, deciding whether to decide whether to decide whether to "debate", voice vote, roll call vote, recorded roll call vote, conference, nuclear option, reconciliation, and on and on. The real work and real decisions have already been done by staff with no publicity. The final result is zero, which all the noisemakers knew from the start while they were making noise. The noise is designed to bring in contributions for the noisemakers.
When a venture capital IPO is allegedly "forming" a new company, we hear incessantly and loudly about the stages of the process. Acquiring patents, hiring staff, renting a building, writing a business plan. The real work and real decisions have already been done. The final result is zero. Nothing is produced. The noise is designed to bring in greater fools for the stock offering so the founders can laugh all the way to the bank.
Real decisions and real products are made without any PUBLIC discussion of process. There's plenty of PRIVATE discussion among managers and engineers and marketers and so on, but outsiders don't hear anything until the decision or product is ready for use.
PUBLIC process means ZERO result.
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Later thought: This is directly parallel to another modern absurdity. Schools and businesses get hopelessly weeweed up over "bomb threats", most of which are transparently meaningless. A real bomber doesn't warn in advance because he wants to kill people.
Bombers don't threaten and threateners don't bomb.