Levels of system maturity

The following is a list of system maturity levels:

  1. Pre-conceptual – no idea, no system, not even an idea that a system is needed.
  2. Conceptual – an idea that a system is needed, nothing developed.
    • Customer: We need a system that does X.
    • Management: What they really say they need is a system that does Y.
    • Developer: What is most technically feasible is a system that does Z.
  3. Not working – a system that doesn’t work, at all.
    • Customer/management: We have no system.
    • Developer: We’re working on a system!
  4. Almost not working – a system that works, kind of.
    • Management: We have a system!!!
    • Customer: We wish we had a system…
    • Developer: Hey! We’re not done yet!
    • Support: Take the system out back and shot it, for the sake of pity and mercy!
  5. Almost working – a system that works, in principle.
    • Management: Didn’t we finish this system months ago?
    • Customer: We have a system! On sunny days…
    • Developer: Just let us…
    • Support: Oh no! Not another update!
  6. Working – a system that works.
    • Management: That was long before my time…
    • Customer: Oh, yeah, I remember that system… didn’t it use to do Z back in the days?
    • Developer: Done!
    • Support: Hands off our legacy system… or seas will turn red with blood and dogs will sleep with cats (or is it lions with lambs… whatever!) Hands off our system!

Batman vs Superman in 69 words or less

Superman: I have a kilty smother!

Batman: Why? You! *Growl*

2 hours of Crash! Bang! Bom! KA-POOOW! Ouch! F*ck! Grrrowl!

Batman: Sorry! I thought you said, “I have killed his mother!”

Superman: My mother’s name is Martha…

Batman: Cool! Mine too!

Superman: Well, Errr…. my adoptive mother…

Batman: Grrrrowl!

Superman: But hey, let’s hang?

Batman: Ummm… OK!

Martha:  Dinneeeee-eeeeer time!

Superman: Mom’s calling…

Batman: That’s my mom!

Superman: It’s not!

Batman: Is too!


Or, as the NerdNewsNetwork pointed out… why is this movie longer than 5 seconds (and why is the script longer than 69 words?):

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