Why is a whiteboard something like this so common in meeting rooms?
It seems to me that all meetings start off with good intentions – people want structure and note-taking and discipline. Quickly, that all falls away. And what’s left is like the imprint in rock of a long dead animal – evidence that something was there, some flash of inspiration, the remnants of a desire for that structure. Not, though, enough to see the DNA of the meeting and determine actually what went on.
This text was still on the whiteboard 3 days later when I was back in the same meeting room. I hope someone will use it soon.