July 9, 2011

Story of a Famous Person & Software Engineer

A famous business person was died in the year 2003. In his entire life, he and his fellow always used to do some innovative things by updating themselves. They never thought about surroundings and continued to update their latest products. Therefore, after his death, their follower decided to bury him with the newest designed coffin box. Hence, the follower started to search for the same in market. They continued to search but did not find any new one till 2005. At last, they found a shop where a hard working old man was making new designed coffins using his tools.

They told the complete story to the old man and ordered for the most latest designed coffin to bury the famous person. For this, they paid a very good advance amount to the carpenter. The carpenter agreed and asked them to collect it after three years. Firstly, they argued but since it was a matter of prestige, so they agreed to come after three years to collect it.

In 2008, they came to the old carpenter and asked for the newly designed coffin. The carpenter said “Sir, in the last three years many tools have been changed and many new things have been updated, so the design that I have made, is no longer new for the moment. Therefore, I request to provide me some more time to redesign it using newly materials and tools.” This time old carpenter requested for two more years. The executives angered but since already years have been passed and it became more crucial in terms of prestige, so they decided to come again after two years.

In the year 2010, they once again came to the carpenter and angrily asked for the coffin. The old man remains silent. On lots of questioning, he replied in low voice that it is not yet ready. The executives asked the reason: why? He replied the same answer that due to updating of materials& tools in market; it is no longer of new design. The executive asked for the final completion date. Carpenter said “Sorry! I cannot give you the exact time,because every year a new material and tools are launching in market with some new features.” Executive said in loud voice “What nonsense! Do you know who we are and who the person was, for whom we are searching it?” The carpenter replied: “Yes, I know.” They shocked after listening his answer. You know who was that famous person? He was Microsoft. And the old carpenter was a software engineer who was using .net tool to design the coffin.