A man is lost in a balloon. He figures he'll let out some air and drop down, then ask someone on the ground where he is.
He spots a man in a field.
"Hey, do you know where I am?" The balloonist shouts.
"Sure, you're 50 feet above the ground in a balloon". Says the man on the ground.
"You're a programmer, aren't you?"
"Yes I am, now did you know?" says the man on the ground.
"Because you gave me a perfectly correct answer that's totally useless" says the balloonist.
"You're in business, aren't you?" says the man on the ground.
"Why yes, yes I am. How did you know that?" says the balloonist.
"Because you're no closer to a solution to your problem than you were before, but somehow you made it all MY fault".
Monday, May 30, 2005