Comments: How to improve the Standards Process: the Prisoner's Dilemma

You are asking how committees can be made to work - how committees can design complex systems. It is the wrong question. Committees cannot handle anything complex. The most a committee can do is fire the guy who made the wrong decision and try to find a better replacement.

Posted by James A. Donald at January 21, 2008 01:55 AM

Good point; indeed someone mentioned they were going to standardise security UIs .... so we have another experiment coming that will tell us if standards committees can do design work. Check back in half a decade.

Posted by Iang at January 21, 2008 07:52 AM
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