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ConsortiumInfo: South Africa and the PAS Process: A Plague o' Both Your Standards

Feb 20, 2007, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"There's an old saying that pops up in a number of cultures that begins something like this: 'When the elephants dance...'

"In Africa, the proverb ends, 'it is the grass that gets crushed.' Down Texas way, it starts and ends a bit differently, and goes as follows: 'When the elephants dance in the hen yard, the chickens get out of the way.' Either way, it means the same thing: when the big guys start mixing it up, the quality of life for the smaller folk starts to deteriorate. And so it has proven lately for the traditionally technical, mostly quiet, world of ISO/IEC standards adoption..."

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