At a recent meeting the chairman, Art B., was gently disagreeing with the notion that having a bunch of people working together is guaranteed to improve things:

We don't know what "good" means with respect to [this topic] — so it's a hypothesis that collaboration makes it "better".

Later, describing another project, Art remarked:

The person we're trying to help has nothing — so all we have to beat is nothing!

TopicPersonalHistory - TopicHumor - 2006-10-08

(correlates: Worst and Bad, No Concepts At All, GoodRecovery, ...)