I looked up the original 'Chicken and Pig' story and it's actually a bit more cunning than the description she gave:
A chicken and a pig are together when the chicken says, “Let’s start a restaurant!” The pig thinks it over and says “What would we call this restaurant?” The chicken says “Ham n’ Eggs!” The pig says, “No thanks. I’d be committed, but
you’d only be involved!”
(From Ken Schwaber and Mike Beedle’s “Agile Software Development with Scrum")
Hmm, there seems to be a cut at 45:20. How dissapointing, I was looking forward to hearing more about Apple!
Since they were talking about backwards compatibility around that time I'll digress and talk about
Raymond Chen's recent
blog post, in which he was talking about backwards compatibility in Windows (yet again . In the comments that came in for that post someone said "NO wonder people are dumping windows for Macs", which was quite amusing -- gee, I wonder if lack of backwards
compatibility could have something to do with Apple's poor market share, or the fact that software running on MacOS is, shall we say, scarce?
Needless to say that user was taken aside and given a
talk about how things are "in the real world", for an operating system used by millions of people the world over.
Reymond also posted a
new entry today talking about the importance of dealing with a situation effectively and working around mistakes from the past instead of sitting around wasting time pointing fingers, assining blame, and discussing how "we wouldn't be in this mess if...".
Some quotes: "Well, if you had worn a life preserver, then you wouldn't be drowning. It's your own damn fault." "As a lifeguard, you first rescue the drowning person, and then you lecture them for not wearing a life preserver."