in reply to On Interviewing and Interview Questions

My favorite interview question:

"You've got a file on machine A and want to get it to machine B. Give me ten ways to do it."

You'd be surprised at how many people stall out at 3 or 5. It gives you a nice feel for both how their mind works and what they've been exposed to.

("Pigeons", for instance, would pretty much get you the job on the spot.)