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Re: it was Svengali
On Fri, 21 Jan 2000, Alec Dale wrote:
> How could a correct technical explanation not be helpful?
Professionally, I've seen lots of useless but technically correct answers.
Stop me if you've heard this one...
A helicopter pilot flying near Seattle lost his navigational instruments
in a fog. To get his bearing he flew to the nearest office building he
could find. There he circled the building while his copilot held up a
hand written sign so it could be read by workers in the building. The
"Where am I?"
The office workers scrambled about, then held up a sign of there own. It
"You're in a helicopter."
The pilot nodded his thanks and immediately flew a beeline to his
heliport. Once he landed his copilot asked:
"How could that answer possibly help you find your way here?"
The pilot answered:
"The answer was technically correct but utterly useless. So I knew we
were at the MicroSoft building."
PS I'm sure we all see this story's high degree of relevance to aquatic