Recently, a colleague mentioned how much she enjoys sacred cow topics here at Adaptistration and it got me wondering how much the phrase has actually appeared over the years. Turns out, not that much; only five times over the course of more than 3,700 articles.
Here are some of the more intriguing offerings.
One from 3/12/2013 railed against off-putting no-photo policies inside concert halls before/after the event.
In June from the same year, the same topic found its way into mainstream media after pianist Krystian Zimerman cancelled his recital mid performance because he say a patron allegedly recording the performance with a Smartphone
A post from 6/28/2010 challenges the notion of what passed for sacred cow conversations at that point in time. It’s an interesting read from the benefit of hindsight since we know how a number of the hot topics at that time either fizzled or turned out to be all talk and little to no action.
The final instance is a simple pointer to an article and cartoon by Theoatmeal.com’s Matthew Inman, where he examines the sort of thinking that goes into sacred cows and how much better our options can be when we just get over our bad selves.