At a recent software engineering course, the participants were given an awkward question to answer. "If you had just boarded an airliner and discovered that your team of programmers had been responsible for the flight control software, how many of you would disembark immediately?"
Among the ensuing forest of raised hands, only one man sat motionless. When
asked what he would do, he replied that he would be quite content to stay
"With my team's software," he said, "the plane was unlikely to even taxi as
far as the runway, let alone take off."