By Connie Willis
Carrying out study into chaos idea in a near-future global, statistician Sandra Cochran makes an attempt to set up the way to are expecting American tendencies and enters a hilarious collaboration with monkey scientist Bennet Knud.
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Hair-bobbing," I said. "The only effect is that I won't have any time to work on it because I'll be filling out this stupid form. " "Shh," someone said fiercely from the door. We moved farther down the hall, out of range. "Paperwork is the cornerstone of Management," Bennett whispered. "They think reducing everything to forms is the key to scientific discovery. Unfortunately science doesn't work that way. Look at Newton. " "Or a river," Bennett said. " I asked. "The Loue. It's a river in France.
I said. "Yeah," she said belligerently, and turned back to the phone. "I have to go wait on this woman," she said, slammed the phone down, and slouched over to the racks. It is a fad, I thought, following her. Flip is a fad. She shoved past a counter full of angel sweatshirts marked seventyfive percent off, and gestured at the rack. "And it's po-mo pink," she said, rolling her eyes. " "It's supposed to be the hot color for fall," I said. " It wasn't new. It had been called ashes-of-roses the first time around in 1928 and dove pink the second in 1954.
Management boomed. " We did. "You're all under arrest," I joked. Dr. Turnbull raised an eyebrow. " Silliness has always been a dominant trend in America, but it has only recently invaded the workplace, although it has its origins in the efficiency experts of the twenties. Frank and Lillian Gilbreth, the founders of the Cheaper by the Dozen clan, who clearly did not spend all their time in the factory (twelve children, count 'em, twelve), popularized the ideas of motion study, psychology in the workplace, and the outside expert, and American business has been in decline ever since.
Bellwether by Connie Willis