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digitalmars.D - Slighty OT: Dead Horse Wisdom

reply Bruno Medeiros <brunodomedeirosATgmail SPAM.com> writes:
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The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from generation to
generation, says: "When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, 
the best strategy is to dismount."

However, in government, education, and in corporate America, more 
advanced strategies are often employed, such as:

1. Buying a stronger whip.

2. Changing riders.

3. Appointing a committee to study the horse.

4. Arranging to visit other countries to see how other cultures ride 
dead horses.

5. Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included.

6. Reclassifying the dead horse as living-impaired.

7. Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse.

8. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed.

9. Providing additional funding and/or training to increase dead horse's 
performance.

10. Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve 
the dead horse's performance.

11. Declaring that as the dead horse does not have to be fed, costs 
less, has lower overhead and therefore contributes substantially more to 
the bottom line of the economy than do other horses.

12. Rewriting the expected performance requirements for all horses.

And of course....

13. Promoting the dead horse to a supervisory position.

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Any similarity with computer technologies or certain programming 
languages is purely coincidental ^^

-- 
Bruno Medeiros - CS/E student
http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?BrunoMedeiros#D
Jun 04 2006
parent reply Hasan Aljudy <hasan.aljudy gmail.com> writes:
ROFL!!
I cracked up, specially on #8

C++ is a dead horse. D is a powerful young horse!
People riding C++ should get off of it and start riding D.

#11 is so true to C++

Bruno Medeiros wrote:
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 The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from generation to
 generation, says: "When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, 
 the best strategy is to dismount."
 
 However, in government, education, and in corporate America, more 
 advanced strategies are often employed, such as:
 
 1. Buying a stronger whip.
 
 2. Changing riders.
 
 3. Appointing a committee to study the horse.
 
 4. Arranging to visit other countries to see how other cultures ride 
 dead horses.
 
 5. Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included.
 
 6. Reclassifying the dead horse as living-impaired.
 
 7. Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse.
 
 8. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed.
 
 9. Providing additional funding and/or training to increase dead horse's 
 performance.
 
 10. Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve 
 the dead horse's performance.
 
 11. Declaring that as the dead horse does not have to be fed, costs 
 less, has lower overhead and therefore contributes substantially more to 
 the bottom line of the economy than do other horses.
 
 12. Rewriting the expected performance requirements for all horses.
 
 And of course....
 
 13. Promoting the dead horse to a supervisory position.
 
 ---------------------------------
 
 Any similarity with computer technologies or certain programming 
 languages is purely coincidental ^^
 

Jun 04 2006
parent BCS <BCS_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <e5ug9s$v0l$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Hasan Aljudy says...
ROFL!!
I cracked up, specially on #8

C++ is a dead horse. D is a powerful young horse!
People riding C++ should get off of it and start riding D.

More like a young colt, born of the best stallion and mare, but still in training by a world class horseman.
Jun 04 2006