A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 26, 2012
“I’d rather be led to hell than managed to heaven”

"I’d rather be led to hell than managed to heaven” is a quotation of unknown authorship about the perils of over-managing employees. The quotation first appeared in Linux chat groups in 2001.


Pithypedia
I’d rather be led to hell than managed to heaven.
-- Anonymous

Motd—Message of the Day
Freebsd Fortunes 4:  806 of 2327
I’d rather be led to hell than managed to heaven.

Google Groups: mailing.unix.snort
Robert van der Meulen
3/23/01
(...)
Linux Generation
I’d rather be led to hell than managed to heaven.

Google Groups: comp.emulators.ms-windows.wine
Bret ²°¹°
7/24/01
(...)
I’d rather be led to hell than managed to heaven.

Google Groups: comp.us.linux.embedded
Wolfgang Denk
12/6/01
(...)
Software Engineering:  Embedded and Realtime Systems, Embedded Linux
Phone: (+49)-8142-4596-87 Fax: (+49)-8142-4596-88 Web: http://www.denx.de
I’d rather be led to hell than managed to heaven.

Twitter
Initech
‏@iminitech
I’d rather be led to hell than #managed to heaven.
3:23 AM - 8 Nov 12 ·

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Monday, November 26, 2012 • Permalink