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

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Entry from November 11, 2014
“Any sufficiently advanced bureaucracy is indistinguishable from molasses”

"Any sufficiently advanced bureaucracy is indistinguishable from molasses” is a jocular quotation that has been included in many quotations collections. The saying has been cited in print since at least 1993 and is of unknown authorship.


IFindKarma.com
Newsgroups: alt.quotations
Date: Sat, 20 Feb 1993 14:29:12 -0500
From: Nanci Ann Miller
Subject: Need authors for these!
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Any sufficiently advanced bureaucracy is indistinguishable from molasses.

Google Groups: novell.community.chat
I spooed
Boogie Woogie Baritoneboy
10/18/03
(...)
Any sufficiently advanced bureaucracy is indistinguishable from molasses.
Unknown

Google Books
The Freedom Outlaw’s Handbook:
179 Things to Do ‘Til the Revolution

By Claire Wolfe
Boulder, CO: Paladin Press
2007
Pg. 142:
Any sufficiently advanced bureaucracy is indistinguishable from molasses. — Unknown

Google Books
Juggernaut
By Eric Robert Morse
New Classic Books (NewClassicBooks.com)
2010
Pg. 322:
Any sufficiently advanced bureaucracy is indistinguishable from molasses. —ANONYMOUS WIT (CIRCA 1980)

Google Books
The Snark Bible:
A Reference Guide to Verbal Sparring, Comebacks, Irony, Insults, and So Much More

Edited by Lawrence Dorfman
New York, NY: Skyhorse Publishing
2014
Pg. ?:
Who Knows Who Said It?
Any sufficiently advanced bureaucracy is indistinguishable from molasses.

Twitter
Cameron Morrissey
‏@ManagersDiary
“Any sufficiently advanced bureaucracy is indistinguishable from molasses.” --Anonymous #business #leadership
4:28 PM - 2 Nov 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Tuesday, November 11, 2014 • Permalink