You're not allowed to say or write "discounting X, what has Y done this year?" or anything of the sort if "X" is not something you can discount. For example, you're not allowed to say "discounting the Intel transition, what has Apple done this year?" Replacing the CPU and all running software of an entire line of computers is a massive undertaking. I'd quote Monty Python, but that would take away from the complete seriousness of this admonition.
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
A man was waiting outside my office when I arrived. He informed me that my office chair was actually a conference room chair, and he's under orders to take them away. He left me with a somewhat inferior chair, considering it doesn't have armrests. I miss my armrest.