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From the post below, I decided to poke around visualstudio.com. If that site is supposed to impress me with how great development in Microsoft's web stack is, they have failed miserable. Dog slow, intermittent wait spinny, and menus that disappear when content finally arrives, so you have to click on the menu again. And then, general lack of content for all that time spent waiting for the site to load. Could have been done in straight forward HTML without a noticeable difference in user experience, except it would be faster.

But I digress. What caught my eye was the phrase (on their lifecycle management page): "greater waste reduction"

Now, rarely do we see three words together that are so contradictory.

Greater. That usually means more.
Reduction. That usually means less.
Waste. Something we don't want.

So, we have more of less of stuff we don't want. Or, to put it another way, we have less of stuff we don't want, but more so. Why can't they just say "greater efficiency" rather than the jargon filled "greater waste reduction" and its quasi-double negative that becomes "greater"?

Roll eyes | :rolleyes:

I'll go back to my corner now and pretend that there are actually thinking people in the world. Sigh | :sigh:

Marc

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