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?From Cringley's Accidental Empires.
“Yeah, I know I said wire Y-21 would be 12 volts DC, but, heck, I lied.”
Nope, it wouldn’t work.