A project manager and two of his employees, a hardware engineer and a software programmer, were in a car together, driving on a mountain road, when the brakes failed at the top of the hill. Through skilled driving, they managed to get to the bottom of the hill and then off to the side of the road and stopped without any real harm being done. A discussion ensued about what to do next.
On 2003-02-10 11:17, Kaptain K wrote:
On 2003-02-10 10:43, Bill Thompson wrote:
Let me know if I should write a letter to NASA.
Why, I wonder, don't they ask a computer programmer -- one whose job and experience is solving problems -- for a solution when confronted with a problem?
As if computer programmers are the only people in the world who know how to solve problems. If my car has a problem, I don't take it to a computer programmer. I take it to a mechanic.
The project manager said, "Well, first we need to put together a mission statement and then develop an operations concept based on the mission statement."
The engineer said, "No, let's not bother with all that. It's probably just a loose cable - I'll just crawl underneath and tighten it."
"No, no," said the programmer, "The first thing we should do is push the car back up the hill and see if we can make it happen again."
Everything I need to know I learned through Googling.