Not Invented Here comic strip for 9/22/2009
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I used to write specs for a living. It's a thankless task, because software in development is an organic thing, and there's no way a printout will ever accurately reflect the state of the art. That's why it's important to add in as many tabs as possible. Okay, that doesn't really follow, but tabs are cool.

Transcription

Owen: I have some bad news.
Desmond: The project is behind schedule.

Owen: The project is... What?
Desmond: It was inevitable. You change the spec every five minutes.

Owen (holding a huge stack of paper): Don't exaggerate. Anyway, here's the latest revision.
Desmond: Does it include the changes from five minutes ago?
Owen: Yes.