TITLE: Pirates and Tenure AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: May 17, 2013 3:26 PM DESC: ----- BODY: I recently read The Sketchbook of Susan Kare, "the Artist Who Gave Computing a Human Face", which referred to the Apple legend of the Pirate Flag:
[Kare's] skull-and-crossbones design would come in handy when Jobs issued one of his infamous motivational koans to the Mac team: "It's better to be a pirate than join the Navy."
For some reason, that line brought to mind a favorite saying of one of my friends, Sid Kitchel:
Real men don't accept tenure.
If by some chance they do accept tenure, they should at least never move into administration, even temporarily. It's a bad perch from which to be a pirate. -----