Found on wizbangblog.com - interesting commentary
I once read a book about the development of Windows NT (no, I really don't know why). It introduced me to a wonderful concept, inelegantly named "eating your own dog food." It was a stage of development where the programmers were forced to actually install and run Windows NT on their own computers and use that for work, to see how their efforts work for a user.
I think it's a great idea. It forces people to see just how their efforts work for the people on the other side of the fence, to see their perspective. What seems perfectly intuitive and simple to the engineer can be baffling to the end-user....................................
JB here: One of the things Newt Gingrich's "Contract with America" focused on was making sure the Congress itself lived by the rules it imposed upon other corporations. However, "Contract with America" was some years ago and I'd be willing to bet that in the last decade and 1/2, the Congress has once again waived the rules of commerce that they insist others follow. But I don't know that for sure.
Should a congress have to "eat its own dog food?" ABSOLUTELY!