Death will eventually take care of it.

Ross Mayfield points to some interesting research and writing on Enterprise 2.0 - the use of social computing within organisations. The articles make all the usual good and valuable points but then sound a note of caution:

There's the rub. Managers, professionals and other employees don't have much spare time, and the ones who have the most valuable business knowledge have the least spare time of all. (They're the ones already inundated with emails, instant messages, phone calls, and meeting requests.) Will they turn into avid bloggers and taggers and wiki-writers? It's not impossible, but it's a long way from a sure bet.

This may be true of the experts of today but not the experts of tomorrow. I don't wish to sound complacent but I always end my presentations with the view that organisations don't have any choice but to get involved in this stuff as the teenagers of today are the workers of tomorrow and they won't accept anything less. If you don't help them they may not work for you at all or if they do they will start talking about your business out there on the web - they can't help themselves!

The title of this post is a view expressed about some of the difficult aspects of the original Mac OS which they had got as good as they could but decided that over time those who couldn't cope would reduce in number!