William L. Maltby
CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Mon Jun 30 19:08:49 UTC 2008
On Mon, 2008-06-30 at 11:42 -0500, Lanny Marcus wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 5:08 AM, William L. Maltby
> <CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com> wrote:
> > Michael: I thought the job of Marketing people (or so they
> would like
> > to think) is to give the Engineering staff a set of specs, a
> s/specs/incomplete, inaccurate, rapidly changing, and
> irrelevant &/
> s/budget/inadequate &/
> # You omitted important specifications of tha problem - are
> you in
> # marketing? ;-) =:-O
> No. I worked in R&D (mostly Aerospace) and I'm now trying to reenter
I was seriously joking. Note the wink and amazement above.
> the job market. Almost always, I found that those of us in
> Engineering were trying to comply with requirements that Marketing
> had given away to the customer and we couldn't complete the task
> within their time frame or budget. Marketing will do anything
> (usually) to make the sale and then the Engineers try to get it done
> on time and within the budget. Remember the comparison between
> Engineers and Mushrooms......
I wish you good luck on the reentry (there's a pun there... aerospace).
Having been a mushroom... er software/systems and many related for a
long time, I know whereof you speak. That's what prompted me to add the
adjectives and the attempt at humor.
> <snip sig stuff>
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