We’ve heard this joke:
Definition of Heaven:
The Italians are the lovers. The French are the cooks. The Germans are the mechanics. The English are the police. The Swiss run the government.
Definition of Hell:
The Swiss are the lovers. The English are the cooks. The French are the mechanics. The Germans are the police. The Italians run the government.
Here’s the tech version of the joke:
Intel runs the management. Apple does the design and construction. Microsoft does the marketing. IBM provides the support. Gateway sets the price.
Apple runs the management. Microsoft does design and construction. IBM does the marketing. Gateway provides the support. Intel sets the price.
Microsoft does everything.
This joke is not meant to be offensive to Italians, French, Germans, British, Swiss, Intel, Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Gateway, lovers, cooks, mechanics, police, government employees, managers, designers, marketers, tech support, and whoever sets pricing. Most of all, it wasn’t meant to be offensive to heaven and hell. That should cover just about everybody.