I first saw this story many years ago, but recent events made me look for it. It apparently dates back to the early 60’s. But as a wise man once said, “There is nothing new under the sun.” It could as well apply to the tower of Babel.
from catb.org SNAFU Principle
In the beginning was the plan,
and then the specification;
And the plan was without form,
and the specification was void.
And darkness was on the faces of the implementors thereof;
And they spake unto their leader, saying:
“It is a crock of shit,
and smells as of a sewer.” Continue reading