perspectives, opinions, dogma, and an elephant

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

wikipedia entry

Well. I thought it was funny.

Trust me that this ties in with software development and testing.

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Who is this guy anyway?

My about page was one of the first things I put up on this site.
However, just looking at it the other day, I realized it didn’t answer the real questions I usually am asking myself when I’m intentionally looking at an about page somewhere else.

My questions usually are something like:

  • Who is this person?
  • Why should I listen to them?
  • What experience do they have?
  • stuff like that

Anyway. I just updated mine here.

If you have any questions left, leave a comment on this post, or email me, and I’ll see if I can clear things up.