Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Euphemism of the day: "tactical solution"

Recently I got into a discussion with somebody from IBM about an issue in Axiom. I argued that the proposed solution is only a workaround and that I would prefer a clean solution that addresses the root cause and fixes the issue once and for all. In his reply the guy from IBM carefully avoided the word workaround, and instead used tactical solution. I really like that euphemism.
So, next time you report to your boss, don't speak about workarounds and proper fixes, but about tactical and strategical solutions. He will be impressed...

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