Advanced math

by Volker Weber

Marketing guy: If 20 characters is the limit for a line, why is it wrapping?
Patient web developer: I used a fake string and we changed the font since then -- some letters are wider than others, so I have some work to do to get it to fit.
Marketing guy: Hmmm... I like it saying 'System Requirements' versus just 'Requirements.'
Patient web developer: ... How many characters is in 'System Requirements'?
Marketing guy: Nineteen characters, including the blank space between the words.
Patient web developer: Right.
Marketing guy: So, how much would that jack with things to be able to fit 19 characters on a line?
Patient web developer: Dude, c'mon. If 20 fits, then 19 will fit.
Marketing guy: That seems like some advanced math to me.
Patient web developer: Yeah, sorry. Didn't mean to get all math-y on you.

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Comments

guys there just do what they´re paid for. "Advanced math" is not in the budget for marketing folk. Everybody functions in their own cubicle and don´t mess with other people´s jobs, nnnkay?

Armin Roth, 2007-11-09

you´re right but - who pays the web developer?

Andreas Emmrich, 2007-11-11

boxed thinking is the worst nightmare for me, just to make my point clear, because it leads to irresponsible and unreasonable organizational behaviour, in conjuction with multiple choice education it leads to a taylorized work, where every employee has no interest in the whole and SNAFU situations.

Armin Roth, 2007-11-12

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