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Friday, February 15, 2013

Recycling an old joke for the computer industry

There's a joke which relies on various stereotypes about different countries in Europe which talks about "heaven" being one set of mappings (police, chefs, mechanics, lovers, organizers), where the jobs are associated with the countries best known for that trait. Then there's a description of "hell", and it has the same jobs and same countries, but they're all mixed up in a different order, and now it's the worst possible combination. You can find versions of that joke online if you search around a bit.

I started thinking about whether that might be made to apply to the computer industry. I think it might just work:

Hell is where your cloud infrastructure is run by Apple, your software is written by HP, your customer service line goes to Google, and security concerns are handled by Adobe.

What other companies might fit into this joke?