|A lady comes to an unlicensed
plastic surgeon to have her... ahem... a little more narrow - she just remarried,
and her new husband likes it tight. No problem, $100.
Next year, she comes with an opposite request - remarried again, new husband
likes it loose... no problem, $100.
And so, year after year, she had the same surgery back and forth. About seventh
time, the fee was $1000.
- Why so much this time - you said it was a routine surgery?
- That's the point, my lady. I'm an artist, I certainly don't want to get
into routine. I've installed you a zipper.
|Now why is this a programming
You wouldn't know. You never had customers like that.
Uh? So you did have some? And what did you do? Created a different version
of the same thing each time, or just added flexibility to your code and
made the users switch between options as they like? Well, that's the point:
install the zipper.
This joke is actually a part of business philosophy in my old company.
For those who speak Serbocroatian, a version of it in that language
is on their official website - www.alas.co.yu