An astute colleague brought to my attention the following observation he found on the net, demonstrating how we are being drowned in detail and governance for governance sake:
Pythagorean Theorem – 24 words
Archimedes’ Principle 67 words
10 Commandments – 167 words
US Declaration of Independence – 1300 words
EU rules for the sale of cabbage – 26,911 words
Disclaimer: I did not, personally, count the number of words in each of the above.
Think about it!