On Priority

Today I realised a handy thing. "Priority" is not a nominal construct - It is ordinal.

That is, "Priority" is not a label that can be applied to a task (or a bunch of tasks, or - like the reason why I realise this today - all tasks.) A task can only take priority over other tasks (and perhaps not over others). It is to do with ordering tasks.

So if somebody says "Can you make this a priority?", the question must be "A priority over what?" Otherwise it is meaningless.
Jim CromwellComment