I work in IT and a large part of my work is about supporting old applications and I have to say that this is so very true! read the whole thing here!
He chuckled, in that fucking annoying “Oh, you young lads, how funny you are” way that our elders have, and said:
“Being in IT is kind of like being a doctor with a patient who complains that “It hurts when I stick a fork in my eye.”
We, of course, being the logical sort, reply back, in all sincerity and earnestness, “Well, you should stop sticking a fork in your eye then.”
The user, or patient will then look at us like we really are the idiots they believe us to be and say: “No, you don’t understand…I want you to make it stop hurting.””