- Saturday, July 31, 2004
You've heard the old story referring to optimism and pessimism that is determined by whether you think the glass is half-empty or half-full. Here are the reactions when somebody leaves a half glass of milk next to the keyboard.
Optimist: The glass is half full.
Pessimist: The glass is half empty.
Apple Computer: You guys really oughta be drinking Perrier.
Assembly programmers: No thanks; I drink straight from the cow.
Bill Gates: Not enough market share to be Microsoft Milk.
C Programmers: No thanks; I drink straight from the jug.
CIA: What makes you think that's milk?
National news media: Hey, we wanted OJ!
Non-procedural language programmers: I drank it when nobody was looking.
NSA: We know what it really is.
Pascal programmers: Well, what type of milk is it?
Pentium users: I drank Glass * .49999999 . . . but don't hold me to that.
Prolog programmers: I know I drank it - just don't ask me how.
Copy protection crazies: Somebody drank half my milk and didn't pay for it!
Feminist: How come HIS glass is bigger than MINE?
Free Software Foundation: That milk is the cow's contribution to all mankind!
Futurist: The milk's in the wrong half of the glass.
Fuzzy logic guys: I may or may not have drunk some part of that milk.
IBM: Rent the glass from us and we'll fill it with something we know is good for you.
Idealist: In a decent world, this glass would be filled to the brim and big enough for everyone to enjoy.
IRS: Thanks for getting your milk withholding correct this year.
Security consultant: Where'd the rest of the milk go?
Shareware game author: That glass is free; the next one you have to pay for.
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