Unreasonable men

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My friend Dennis Howlett has been giving this blog some plugs, and has even been saying some kind things about me. He does so in this article which is worth reading for far more reasons than that.

What he says, in a nutshell, is that a couple of curmudgeons are a good thing for a company. They provoke change. I think he's saying I'm such a character.

George Bernard Shaw put it another way, which I like. He said:

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: The unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

My wife first introduced me to this quote. She thinks I'm an unreasonable man. I think she was using GBS's definition.