From: Maurice A. O'Sullivan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Aug 06 1998 - 11:27:34 EDT
It was I who uploaded -- but not, I hasten to add, originated --- what
Carl calls that 'squib' about computers and scriptural interpretation.
Now, I have come across a little anecdote which, at first, may appear to
be off-topic for this list; however, jsut change the names/occupations, and
I think it has something to say to the list.
A man is flying in a hot air balloon and realises he is lost. He
reduces height and spots a man down below. He lowers the balloon
further and shouts:
"Excuse me, can you tell me where I am?"
The man below says: "yes you're in a hot air balloon, hovering 30
feet above this field."
"You must work in Information Technology" says the balloonist.
"I do" replies the man. "How did you know."
"Well" says the balloonist, "everything you have told me is
technically correct, but it's no use to anyone."
The man below says "you must work in business."
"I do" replies the balloonist, "but how did you know?"
"Well", says the man, "you don't know where you are, or where
you're going, but you expect me to be able to help. You're in the
same position you were before we met, but now it's my fault."
Maurice A. O'Sullivan
[ Bray, Ireland ]
Confucius said: "To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study
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