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ryan | posted 12-02-2009 | Number of Votes: 47  |  Current Rating: 4.13   

A story "from the other side", as it were: I was a software
developer for a company that made remote telemetry equipment. I
knew my job, but my knowledge of the actual electronics was a
bit basic. All the cards etc. just fitted into slots, like Lego,
right? :-) So. One day I went down to the engineering department
to get some wires for a 12V power supply. The engineer I spoke
to pointed to a shelf of rolls of wire of various sizes and
colours and told me to take what I needed. Now, anyone who's
ever played with batteries and a soldering iron will know that
for 12V just about any wire will do. But I didn't know that
then. So I picked a couple of lengths of wire and I showed them
to him and I asked, "Are these power cables?" And the
engineer, possibly realising that this was his ClientCopia
"moment", looked at me and said, very gently: "They're power
cables, but they don't KNOW that they're power cables."

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