Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Explain it to a two year old
I'm working on something, but as usual, I dont have the energy to finish it. One day. In the meanwhile if u like it u can have it. Its a story about a little boy who dies and goes to heaven, in the earthquake, but once there, they discover it was a mistake. they have to send him back, but there's a technical problem. i'm not sure what that is, as yet, but basically the need to explain to the kid that there was a mistake, apologise and get a ok from the kid. kind of like a customer-complaint-fixed-sign-off. in the meanwhile ths mistake is causing (i know the details as to why - but no energy to explain) random natural disaster on below on earth. u see, they arent allowed to make mistakes. there's no handler for that exception. so, its all scrwsville and the whole sw-hw-mw unit has just short ckt'd and is blowing up. They are working on a fix urgently and this (the apology stuff) is what production support came up with. They are not sure it will work but its all they have to try. Major ego hassles. Big man doesnt wanna apologise, but finally he see's theres no other way. So he comes to talk to the boy. He is in the meantime waiting in their equivalent of the maharaja lounge, being entertained and distracted by everyone available (read hr). This is all background. The main stuff starts when the boy asks for an explanation, for the earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, wars, the world and they cant give him any and its abt the argument between them. Rational explanations, Blame share, Cause and Effect all against a small boy saying, why?