||[Jan. 30th, 2004|11:15 am]
So I should have figured that someone in India would be better at existential poetry than me.|
It's a tradition of mine to write a haiku when submitting design docs to the teamroom.
Here was mine, related to writing SQL database queries:
There are many ways
To write a given query.
The path is unclear.
Not my best work, I admit, but I was happy with actually working in some deeper themes.
This morning I got a response from the lead developer in India, who will be taking my design and writing the actual policies and so forth-
The perfect query
Would never be revealed
But for the unclear path.
which is just fucking fantastic. Granted, he didn't slavishly stick to the 5/7/5 syllable count, but maybe in the original Indian he did. Or maybe it doesn't matter.