At a software engineering management course in the United States of America, the participants are given an awkward question to answer.
" If you had just boarded an airliner and discovered that your team of programmers had been responsible for the flight control software, how many of you would disembark immediately ?"
Among the ensuing forest of raised hands, one man sits motionless. When asked what he would do, he replies, "I would be quite content to stay onboard. With this team's software, the plane is unlikely to even taxi as far as the runway, let alone take off."