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Software Engineer and three computers

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Software Engineer and three computers

Once upon a time, there was a software engineer who used to develop
programs on his Pentium machine, sitting under a tree on the banks of a
river. He used to earn his bread by selling those programs in the
Sunday
market.

One day, while he was working, his machine tumbled off the table and
fell
in the river. Encouraged by the Panchatantra story of his childhood
(the
woodcutter and the axe), he started praying to the River Goddess.

The River Goddess wanted to test him and so appeared only after one
month
of rigorous prayers.

The engineer told her that he had lost his computer in the river. As
usual,
the Goddess wanted to test his honesty. She showed him a match box and
asked, “Is this your computer ?”

Disappointed by the Goddess’ lack of computer awareness, the engineer
replied, “No.”

She next showed him a pocket-sized calculator and asked if that was
his.
Annoyed, the engineer said “No, not at! all!!” finally, she came up
with
his own Pentium machine and asked if it was his.

The engineer, left with no option, sighed and said “Yes.”

The River Goddess was happy with his honesty. She was about to give him
all
three items, but before she could make the offer, the engineer asked
her,
“Don’t you know that you’re supposed to show me some better computers
before bringing up my own ?”

The River Goddess, angered at this, replied, “I know that, you stupid
donkey! The first two things I showed you were the Trillennium and the
Billennium, the latest computers from IBM!”.

So saying, she disappeared with the Pentium!!

Moral: If you’re not up-to-date with technology trends, it’s better
keep
your mouth shut and let people think you’re a fool than to open your
mouth
and remove all doubt.

keep smiling…

Written by Bhushan Kulkarni

January 6, 2007 at 12:13 pm

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