Garlic Monster - It is a crock of shit, and smells as of a sewer
May 4th, 2007
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It is a crock of shit, and smells as of a sewer

SNAFU principle

In the beginning was the plan,
and then the specification;
And the plan was without form,
and the specification was void.

And darkness
was on the faces of the implementors thereof;
And they spake unto their leader,
"It is a crock of shit,
and smells as of a sewer."

And the leader took pity on them,
and spoke to the project leader:
"It is a crock of excrement,
and none may abide the odor thereof."

And the project leader
spake unto his section head, saying:
"It is a container of excrement,
and it is very strong, such that none may abide it."

The section head then hurried to his department manager,
and informed him thus:
"It is a vessel of fertilizer,
and none may abide its strength."

The department manager carried these words
to his general manager,
and spoke unto him
"It containeth that which aideth the growth of plants,
and it is very strong."

And so it was that the general manager rejoiced
and delivered the good news unto the Vice President.
"It promoteth growth,
and it is very powerful."

The Vice President rushed to the President's side,
and joyously exclaimed:
"This powerful new software product
will promote the growth of the company!"

And the President looked upon the product,
and saw that it was very good.

After the subsequent disaster, the suits protect themselves
by saying "I was misinformed!", and the implementors are
demoted or fired.

А ведь так оно и есть.

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Date:May 4th, 2007 - 08:29 am

Мне этот текст больше нравится в этом варианте:

In the beginning was the plan.

And then came the assumptions.

And the assumptions were without form and the plan was without substance

And darkness was upon the face of the company and they spoke among themselves saying, "The plan is a crock of shit and it stinketh."

And the company went to their supervisors and sayeth, "It is pail of dung and none can abide the odor."

And the supervisors went unto their department heads and sayeth unto them, "It is a container of excrement with an odor that few can tolerate."

And the department heads went unto the vice presidents and sayeth, "it is a vessel of fertilizer and its strength offends many."

And the vice-presidents spoke among themselves saying, "It contains that which aids plant growth and it is indeed strong."

And the vice-presidents went unto the president and sayeth unto him, "It is a powerful promoter of growth."

And the president went unto the chairpersons of the board and sayeth, "This plan will greatly stimulate the growth and efficiency of this company."

And the chairpersons looked upon the plan saying, "This is a good plan."

And the plan became policy. And this is how shit happens.
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Date:May 4th, 2007 - 08:37 am

Re: Мне этот текст больше нравится в этом варианте:

Лаконичнее, да.

This is how shit happens.
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Date:May 4th, 2007 - 09:12 am

Re: Мне этот текст больше нравится в этом варианте:

Еще библейский стиль хорошо выдержан
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