A man is flying in a hot air balloon and realizes he is lost.He reduces height and spots a man down below. He lowers the balloonfurther and shouts,'Excuse me, can you help me? I promised my friend I Would meet him halfan hour ago, but I don't know where I am.'
The man below says, 'Yes. You are in a hot air balloon,Hovering approximately 30 feet above this field. You are between 40and 42 degrees North latitude, and between 58 and 60 degrees WestLongitude.'
'You must be a programmer,' says the balloonist.
'I am,' replies the man. 'How did you know?'
'Well,' says the balloonist, 'everything you have told me isTechnically correct, but I have no idea what to make of your Informationand the fact is I am still lost.'
The man below says, "You must be a project manager."
'Yes, I am,' replies the balloonist, 'but how did you know?'
'Well,' says the man, 'you don't know where you are, or whereYou are going. You have made a promise which you have no idea how toKeep, and you expect me to solve your problem.'