Friday, February 08, 2013

QOTD - Engineers and honesty

What’s at work here is the principle that companies lie, bosses lie, but engineers are generally incapable of lying. If they lied, how could the many complex parts of a computer or a software application be expected to actually work together?

“Yeah, I know I said wire Y-21 would be 12 volts DC, but, heck, I lied.”

Nope, it wouldn’t work.
From Cringley's Accidental Empires.

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