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Re: Re: Java is the machine that goes "Ping!"

by Anonymous Monk
on Dec 31, 2002 at 09:38 UTC ( #223284=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Java is the machine that goes "Ping!"
in thread Java is the machine that goes "Ping!"

I'm not exactly sure what you mean by 'the machine that goes Ping',

It's a Monty Python reference. In this context it refers to his management saying a certain technology has to be used even though he perceives them to not know what they're talking about. Keyword is "perceives." They could very well be thinking of thousands of important points that he hasn't even begun to consider.

Perhaps the poster is falling into the same trap he accuses management of?

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Re: Java is the machine that goes "Ping!"
by cLive ;-) (Prior) on Dec 31, 2002 at 16:00 UTC

    The machine that goes ping is the shiny thing that impresses management - in the Monty Python scene, it's a machine brought in while a woman gives birth - and all it does is go 'ping' every now and then.

    Perhaps this quote from the Hospital administrator in the scene will make things clearer:

    Aah! I see you have the machine that goes 'ping'. This is my favourite. You see, we lease this back from the company we sold it to, and that way, it comes under the monthly current budget and not the capital account.

    cLive ;-)

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