Continuing the discussion from Loss of keyboard input:
Gregory reminded me of my favorite computer joke. It goes like this:
Hardware engineer, software engineer, and manager are on their way to a client site in a rental car.
Drive is going fine, but going down from the very top of a steep hill, suddenly the brakes give out. The car careens down the road — they’re weaving back and forth, dodging around slower cars and the oncoming traffic, barely avoiding trees, and so on.
Finally, miraculously, they make it alive to the bottom and coast to a stop on the grass by the side of the road.
Manager says: “Wow! That was terrifying! And amazing! What a story to tell! But we’re going to be late for the meeting… let’s get back on the road!”
Hardware engineer says: “Wait, wait wait. We’ve got to pop the hood, look under the car, figure out exactly what the problem is!”
Software engineer says: “I agree. But first, let’s push it back to the top of the hill and see if it does it again.”