Issue No. 02 - April-June (2002 vol. 24)
pp: 104, 103
<p>When faced with a difficult decision of any kind, the first step organizations often take is forming a commission to study the issue. What do commissions do? They propose future policy, explain embarrassing failures and shape perceptions--and often policies--of governments, organizations, and businesses. Heralded as impartial investigators, commissions are proclaimed as embodying the collective wisdom of the time.</p>
J. Coopersmith, "Membership Has Its Partisans," in IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 24, no. , pp. 104, 103, 2002.