One useless man can be called a disgrace. Two really useless men can be
called a law firm. When you get more than these together, you have all the
essential ingredients for a committee. And after the committe has made one
or two criminal errors which are against the law, you have all that is
deemed necessary for the formation of a congress. Our country has two
separate bodies of these people, no one room being quite large enough to
contain them all. And then there is the executive branch, but we shall
discuss this later under the heading: "Extreme Absurdities You Would Not
On the other hand, the TCP camp also has a phrase for OSI people.
There are lots of phrases. My favorite is `nitwit' -- and the rationale
is the Internet philosophy has always been you have extremely bright,
non-partisan researchers look at a topic, do world-class research, do
several competing implementations, have a bake-off, determine what works
best, write it down and make that the standard....