Last edited February 13, 2013
Riddle for You to Answer. No cheating! This post is outdated
After a tech support rep told me the other day to try again and if my problem still happens I went searching for (and found) this joke about programmers that I had heard years ago. It goes like this (the version I recall had a lawyer in place of the manager):
There was an engineer, manager, and programmer driving down a steep mountain road. The brakes failed, and the car careened out of control down the road.
Half way down, the driver managed to stop the car, and avoid going over a cliff by running the car against the embankment. They all got out, shaken by their narrow escape from death, but otherwide unharmed.
The manager said "To fix this problem we need to organize a committee, have meetings, and through a process of continuous improvement, develop a solution."
The engineer said "No that would take too long, and besides, that method never worked before. I have my trusty pen knife here and will take apart the brake system, isolate the problem and correct it."
The programmer said "I think you're both wrong! I think we should all push the car back up the hill and see if it happens again."
Having written enough amateur code to be dangerous, I feel entitled to share such a joke.
I also stumbled across this question:
Why do programmers confuse Christmas and Halloween?
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