Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Overheard At Work...

"It lets you create a Wall of Light."

"A what?"

"A Wall of Light. You use your Wall of Light as a force multiplier to get inside the other guy's OODA* loop and dominate the battlespace."

"Shut up."


Jargon. The bane of any right-thinking individual.


*OODA: Observe, Overreact, Destroy, Apologize.

6 comments:

buzz_knox said...

According to Surefire's ads, that really works. However, it only works if your opponent is a young Asian male.

Then again, since most witnesses seem indicate that "Sum Yung" Guy is the usual suspect, maybe the ethnocentric nature of white light isn't necessarily a disadvantaged. All the non-Asians can be handled the old fashioned way: disruption of the OODA loop via ballistic disruption of the cardiovascular and/or neural network.

Weer'd Beard said...

For a minuet I thought that "Wall of Light" was some D&D wizard spell that I wasn't aware of.

Gamers are huge on the jargon as well

-Weer'd

Cowboy Blob said...

Yikes! Air Force Flashback!

Kristopher said...

Tactical tommies ... gunstores would go bankrupt without them.

Paul Simer said...

"OODA: Observe, Overreact, Destroy, Apologize."

Bwahahaha

Gewehr98 said...

Re: OODA loop...

As one of them retired Air Force pukes myself, many could stand to learn from the late Col. John Boyd.

There will always be those who find a handy catch-phrase and use it ad nauseam. Perhaps they're fair game for ridicule. However, I'll always give the benefit of the doubt to John Boyd and his original acolytes.