Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Technology Evolves, Artifical Problems Remain


$YEAR

Management:  The product release won't fit on a single $OBSTACLE, we need to adjust the installation process to support spanning it across multiple $OBSTACLE media!
Engineering:  But it fits on a single $SOLUTION, why don't we use that?
Management:  Our enterprise customers have standardized on $OBSTACLE media and we cannot deviate from that!
Engineering:  So we're going to engineer a convoluted solution to work around what amounts to a problem that could be solved by replacing something with a $40 order from Amazon?
Management:  Yes!

* much work commences *

Past:
YEAR=2006
OBSTACLE="CD-ROM"
SOLUTION="DVD"
Present:
YEAR="2017"
OBSTACLE="DVD"
SOLUTION="USB flash drive"
Future:
YEAR="2028"
OBSTACLE="USB flash drive"
SOLUTION="network"

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