Once upon a time, unbeknownst to each other, the "Automated Accounting
Applications Association" and the "Consolidated Computerized Capital
Corporation" decided that they needed the identical program to perform a
Automated hired a programmer-analyst, Alan, to solve their problem.
Meanwhile, Consolidated decided to ask a newly hired entry-level
programmer, Charles, to tackle the job, to see if he was as good as he
Alan, having had experience in difficult programming projects, decided
to use the PQR structured design methodology. With this in mind he asked
his department manager to assign another three programmers as a programming
team. Then the team went to work, churning out preliminary reports and
Back at Consolidated, Charles spent some time thinking about the
problem. His fellow employees noticed that Charles often sat with his feet
on the desk, drinking coffee. He was occasionally seen at his computer
terminal, but his office mate could tell from the rhythmic striking of keys
that he was actually playing Space Invaders.
Via Hacker News, The Parable of the Two
For some reason, I keep thinking back to making it look too easy. Strange.
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