Real Engineers…

Real Engineers consider themselves well dressed if their socks match Real Engineers buy their spouses a set of matched screw- drivers for their birthday. Real Engineers wear mustaches or beards for “efficiency”. Not because they’re lazy. Real engineers have a non-technical vocabulary of 800 words. Real Engineers think a “biting …

Real Computer Scientists Don’t Write Specs

Real Computer Scientists don’t write code. They occasionally tinker with “programming systems”, but those are so high level that they hardly count, and rarely count accurately. (Precision is for applications) Real Computer Scientists don’t comment their code. The identifiers are so long they can’t afford the disk space Real Computer …

A Problem in the Making

For those who have seen 2001: A Space Odyssey, this will make sense.  This was origonly published in the magazine InforWorld on 4 March 1985, Page 8. by Darryl Rubin, Contributing Editor. Enjoy! A PROBLEM IN THE MAKING “We’ve got a problem, HAL” “What kind of problem, Dave?” “A marketing …

Engineers

Having worked with the below listed people, I have to say that this little story is more accurate than not.  Enjoy! A Software Engineer, a Hardware Engineer and a Departmental Manager were on their way to a meeting in Switzerland. They were driving down a steep mountain road when suddenly …

DEC Wars

I append below the DEC WARS anthology from USENET; I have edited the most recent version of the distributed archives and included any other sections that were not included with it. There is a bit of scene duplication, as some versions were done in parallel by various writers. This is …