Sunday, July 25, 2010

...need to know.

"You would think the truth would be apparent. This cannot move any faster. The risk is too high. There are unchartered areas we will have to pass into or through that could chew up resources at a show-stopping rate. How do we make that clear without inviting more questions and suspicion?", he was frustrated and his tone of voice reflected it.

"Deception is still an option but not a very appealing one. We have avoided spending our time on building a plausible but misleading storyline 'til now and that logic still holds. Another option is a status disclosure that gives selected folks enough to hold the frantically curious at bay. We will be at risk of opening the floodgates though."

The p53 concept, could it be valuable now? If a programmed sunset could be applied to clumps of disclosure dialog, would it be possible to keep adequate support alive? A biologic precedent for limiting communications? To say it that way, conjured up visions of pathologic secrecy. But a compelling argument could be made for restricting openness if it served a worthwhile project's interest at the brainstorming stage.

The classic tradeoff and the vulnerabilities it exposed.  Not easily resolved this time either. "While we are on the subject, is there anymore coming in regarding end-of-task methodologies?", she asked, partly to lighten the mood.

"Well actually there is, let me bring it up.  She dimmed the lights as the bleb slide appeared."

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