Things that don’t work

Been trying to make some changes recently and doing lots of planning. Wch is great, so they tell me, but sometimes it just falls apart. So I’m back to counting things.

50 things that people on the internet think don’t work

The Da Vinci Code (source)
The Jamie Oliver health approach
social networking (2005, you are so five years ago)
crunch mode (take that, working too hard)
torture
government
normal
prison
my Apple USB mouse
Bill Gates … at Microsoft anymore
terrorism
homeopathy
monarchy
working on yourself
Outlook 2010’s conversation view
cramming
functional programming
detox
dieting
FindWindow
document.write()
positive thinking
the Cuban model
the war on drugs
team building
astrology
most advertising
austerity
Insert Button
DRM
complaining
my password
brainstorming
goalsetting
role playing
pandering
abstinence education
my dear unintuitive adventure game
being “nice” … with women
Tamiflu
Autofill
Open in New Window
the iPhone … in Korea
manufacturing communities
rehab
PR
innovation
my clock
Copy Paste
risk management

By theme, I make that:

books – 1 thing that doesn’t work
health – 5 things that don’t work
business – 9 things that don’t work
people – 10 things that don’t work
social policies – 10 things that don’t work
technical – 15 things that don’t work

Surprised that I didn’t find more individual / specific stuff, but maybe need to try “didn’t work” rather than “doesn’t work” – on the grounds that if something of your own stops working you get rid of it or mend it so it’s always in the past tense.

… things that do work to follow.

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