Curling is unexpectedly popular again. We're measuring this.
Continuing a four and half year old seed of thought that Matt Webb planted about sporting metaphors, I'm imagining that Curling is project management:
- sweeping in front of the stone to both clear a path and influence the direction, but without touching it
- a good curling strategy is to both knock the competition out of the way and get closer to the target, sometimes with different stones
- ...plus you can drink and smoke while you play (thx Aaron and George)
I was going to labour this point a little bit, but wikipedia sums it up nicely. In Curling, "two sweepers with brooms or brushes accompany each stone and use stopwatches and their best judgment, along with direction from their teammates, to help direct the stones to their resting place, but without touching the stones."
And now back to measuring things.