I give you this piece of advice from Grace Hopper.
Grace Hopper – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: “Grace Hopper is famous for her nanoseconds visual aid. People (such as generals and admirals) used to ask her why satellite communication took so long. She started handing out pieces of wire which were just under one foot long, which is the distance that light travels in one nanosecond. She gave these pieces of wire the metonym ‘nanoseconds.’Later she used the same pieces of wire to illustrate why computers had to be small to be fast. At many of her talks and visits, she handed out ‘nanoseconds’ to everyone in the audience, contrasting them with a coil of wire nearly a thousand feet long, representing a microsecond. Later, while giving these lectures while working for DEC, she passed out packets of pepper which she called picoseconds.”
I’m off to cut up some spare patch leads.
The Dilbert strip has four panels on the Demons of Stupidity. Click the Dilbert comic above to go to the first one, then follow the next four panels to get the entire story. Dilbert at his very best.