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Tuesday Dec 03, 2013

Can Ten Nurses Transplant A Heart In One Hour?

"...Is the software industry trying to write the script for Hamlet by hiring a million monkeys to bang on keyboards?..."
"...Or do we want less code? Less code that does more. Much less code, written much better, doing much, much more? If one doctor can transplant a heart in ten hours, can ten nurses transplant that heart in one hour? Can a hundred nursing assistants transplant that heart in six minutes? Can six hundred hospital receptionists transplant that heart in one minute?..."
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"Of course they can!" they claim. But... do we care if the patient survives?

Problem is, right now very few people seem to care about what happens to the patient, just about time and cost.

Posted by GreenEyed on December 03, 2013 at 02:19 PM CET #

I'm sure they can with one negligible side effect: patient died.

I'm also sure that for their managers does not care about negligible side effects. So it is a very positive: "Yes, they can!"

Posted by Laszlo Kishalmi on December 03, 2013 at 06:58 PM CET #

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