I had assumed that everyone has heard the story about the blind men and the elephant.
However, in a very non-scientific poll of a hand full of fellow engineers at my day job, only about half had.
So I was going to try to quote it here, but when I looked up a reference for it, I came across a joke that amused the pants off me.
So here’s the joke:
Six blind elephants were discussing what men were like. After arguing they decided to find one and determine what it was like by direct experience. The first blind elephant felt the man and declared, ‘Men are flat.’ After the other blind elephants felt the man, they agreed.
“We have to remember that what we observe is not nature in itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.”- Werner Heisenberg
Well. I thought it was funny.
Trust me that this ties in with software development and testing.