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    Υπάρχει κάποια γνωστή απόδοση, ή απλώς μεταφράζουμε κατά λέξη;
    Design by committee is a term referring to a style of design and its resultant output when a group of entities comes together to produce something (often the design of technological systems or standards), particularly in the presence of poor leadership. The defining characteristics of "design by committee" are needless complexity, internal inconsistency, logical flaws, banality, and the lack of a unifying vision.
    The term is especially common in technical parlance, and it legitimizes the need and general acceptance of a unique systems architect. Often, when software is designed by a committee, the original motivation, specifications and technical criteria take a backseat and poor choices may be made merely to appease the egos of several individual committee members. Such products and standards end up doing too many things or having parts that fit together poorly (because the entities who produced those parts were unaware of each other's requirements for a good fit).
    One such example was the decision for an Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) cell size of 54 bytes. The choice of 54 bytes was political rather than technical.[1] When the CCITT was standardizing ATM, parties from the United States wanted a 64-byte payload. Parties from Europe wanted 32-byte payloads. Most of the European parties eventually came around to the arguments made by the Americans, but France and a few others held out for a shorter cell length of 32 bytes. A 54-byte size (48 bytes plus 5 byte header) was the compromise chosen. Computer and network systems typically work in 32-byte and 64-byte sizes.
    The term is also common in other fields of design as graphic design, architecture or industrial design. In automotive design this process is often attributed to poorly designed or unpopular cars.[2]
    One maxim is that a camel is a horse designed by committee; this has been attributed to Vogue magazine, July 1958, to Sir Alec Issigonis and also to University of Wisconsin philosophy professor Lester Hunt.[3]
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    Νομίζω (και το έχω χρησιμοποιήσει) ότι το ανέκδοτο λέει ότι «η καμήλα είναι άλογο σχεδιασμένο από επιτροπή» και υπάρχουν και σχετικά γκουγκλίσματα.
    Wer die Wahrheit nicht weiß, der ist bloß ein Dummkopf. Aber wer sie weiß, und sie eine Lüge nennt, der ist ein Verbrecher!
    We base decisions on facts, not superstition, not what our ideology tells us but rather what we can observe

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    Πώς είναι όλη η πρόταση;
    The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge".
    -Isaak Asimov

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    Μιλάει κάποιος μοδάτος interior designer που έχει ένα σωρό μαγαζιά:
    And probably if, you know, if we designed by committee or did focused groups, that probably would not be the
    very first thing that would come up.
    Εννοώντας ότι αυτός είναι καλλιτέχνης, ότι σχεδιάζει τα αντικείμενα μόνος του και δεν ενδιαφέρεται τόσο πολύ για τους αποδέκτες των έργων του.
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    Κινήσου ελεύθερα στις διατυπώσεις, η λέξη-κλειδί είναι η επιτροπή. Αν αναθέσουμε τη σχεδίαση σε επιτροπή, αν κάνει / αναλάβει τη σχεδίαση η επιτροπή (μόνο σχεδιασμό μη μου βάλεις, αν και εδώ δεν θα ήταν λάθος ), αν είναι να το σχεδιάσει επιτροπή κ.ο.κ.
    Μένω ΕυρώπηΣύγκρουση ιδεών, όχι βία και μισαλλοδοξία: δεν οδηγούν πουθενά. (Λ. Κύρκος)Άντε, πέρασε κι αυτό
    ΕΝΑ ΝΗΜΑ ΤΗΝ ΗΜΕΡΑ ΤΗΝ ΑΝΙΑ ΚΑΝΕΙ ΠΕΡΑ. Staying hungry, staying foolish. Το διαδίκτυο βλάπτει όταν δεν σκέφτεσαι.

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    Αν οι μελέτες μας ήταν φασόν;
    The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge".
    -Isaak Asimov

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    Ωραίο. "Αν λειτουργούσαμε σαν φασονατζήδες..."
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