Less Wrong is a community blog devoted to refining the art of human rationality. Please visit our About page for more information.

STL comments on The Importance of Goodhart's Law - Less Wrong

75 Post author: blogospheroid 13 March 2010 08:19AM

You are viewing a comment permalink. View the original post to see all comments and the full post content.

Comments (113)

You are viewing a single comment's thread.

Comment author: [deleted] 14 March 2010 06:40:12AM 23 points [-]

I am reminded of one of Dijkstra's sayings:

To this very day we have organizations that measure "programmer productivity" by the "number of lines of code produced per month"; this number can, indeed, be counted, but they are booking it on the wrong side of the ledger, for we should talk about "the number of lines of code spent".