[CentOS] Yogunluk

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:
>         <snip>
>         > 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
>         budget
>         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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