“Will they be ready with Eclipse in time for the trade-show Mr West”
“We have hired the best of the best and they have poured their soul into the machine, they are too scared to fail, Mr. de Castro”
“Our future totally depends on these young kids; but I wonder what will happen to them afterwards”
“Many will remain mycorrhiza, efficient engineers building new machines; a few will grow to reach the light; a few will leave. But they will all remember mushroom management”
“Yes, Mr de Castro: put them in the dark; feed them shit; watch them grow*
This week my inspiration came immediately when seeing the mushrooms and is inspired by the wonderful book “The Soul of a New Machine” by Tracy Kidder which is the real story about engineering development of a new computer. It is a unique insight into engineering culture, and even if it is quite old it still give unique insight into this unique culture.
Friday Fictioners is a great group of bloggers who each week write a story in 100 words to the same picture. Our project manager is Rochelle Wissoff-Fields who make sure that we all go from mycorrhiza to mushrooms without feeding us shit.
March 4, 2015