In addition to using quotes from others, I have created some of my own. My colleagues began calling these "Hugginisms". They also used the term (Hugginism) to refer to sayings of others that I repeat often enough that they associate them with me, even though I am not the original author.
I have posted some of them here.
25x8 — Based on the expression 24x7 (twenty-four-by-7). While 24x7 indicates continuous operation, 24 hours-per-day, seven days-per-week, 25x8 indicates the (impossible) concept of 25 hours-per-day, 8 days-per-week. It represents the continual quest for "more and more" performance within the information technology sector. See also Huggins' First Rule of Availability Management .
Big Rule — see Huggins' Big Rule
BTF — Big Ten-Four. A Hugginism for "yes"; an expression of the affirmative. See also NGB .
— "The problem with communication is the illusion that it happened."
EFCA — extended Four Character Abbreviation. (Note that "EFCA" is itself an EFCA.) See also TCA .
First Rule of Availability Management — See Huggins' First Rule of Availability Management .
Hugginism — A word, expression, phrase, rule or saying created by or popularized by James S. Huggins.
Huggins' Big Rule — "Nothing big happens until something big happens."
Huggins' First Rule of Availability Management — "As soon as you achieve consistent 24x7 availability, management wants 25x8." See also 25x8 .
Internet — Prego in a Catsup Bottle — "The internet has so much information, it is like Prego in a catsup bottle — it's in there . . . but it won't come out!" (Also used to describe the the information we store, personally and in business.)
NGB — Negatory Good Buddy. A Hugginism for "no"; an expression of the negative. See also BTF .
Prego in a Catsup Bottle — "We are storing so much information it has become like Prego in a catsup bottle — it's in there . . . but it won't come out!" (Also used to describe the internet.)
Life and Laughing
— "Life is too important to
Refrigerator Door — "A personal website is like a refrigerator door that the whole world can look at."
TCA — Three Character Abbreviation. (Note that "TCA" is itself a TCA.) See also EFCA .
TLA — Three Letter Abbreviation. (This term is not recommended. Common abbreviations often include numerals and other non-letter characters. Use instead TCA.)
Testing — "Testing is paying people to find the defects that you paid people to create so that you can pay people to fix them so that you can pay people to test again."
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