“You don’t expect to buy a car with no engine.”
“It’s like buying a car and being told a steering-wheel isn’t included.”
“When I buy a car, I expect to fill it with fuel occasionally.”
The car analogy seems to fit all circumstances. Within IT, it’s used regularly to convey complex issues in simplistic terms, with varying degrees of success.
It’s lazy, often throwaway, but it can occasionally help to get to the heart of an issue by emphasising requirements, expectations or circumstances that are perceived to be illogical, unfair or just plain dumb. Both suppliers and customers use the car, internally and externally, to highlight things that they feel are wrong. Continue reading