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Saturday, March 05, 2005

Yak Shaving

Via: Joi Ito's"Yak shaving is the technical term for when you find yourself eight levels deep - and possibly in an recursive loop - in a stack of jobs.". And what do you get when you shave a Yak? Sometimes it Yak's all the way down!

Which is different from "Yak Combing": Which is we someone takes my hair ball writing and makes it presentable, kind of like what Donald Trump's hair stylist must do. Editing with a flamethrower. (or it could involve Yak's)

Update March 7th: Seth Godin warns about shaving, and points to it's possible coinage


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