June 6, 2006

quote of the moment

“Just to let you know, at least one of the projects you’ll be working on should make it into the next release of Mac OS X– it’s not just busy work.”

Normally in an internship they give you busywork, and the youngling’s time at that company is essentially a three month long job interview. They may give you something worthwhile, they may not; it’s not why you’re there. But to actually be relied on to produce something of importance is an entirely different ballgame. It has its own sets of advantages and drawbacks; pressure being one of the more significant drawbacks, the product of your work being appreciated by hundreds of thousands of people being a notable advantage.

There’s always the possibility I’m missing something….

Me: *eagerly* All right, I’m ready to contribute to the next OSX release! What are we doing? Adding Mind-Controlled input devices? Quint-Core 1337 bit processing support? iOrgy?

iBoss: Do *you* remember…. the iPod sock?

Me: the $30 remains of a child’s scarf we’ve been passing off as a viable protection for a device which costs $400?

iBoss: …Also known as “the most profitable product in Apple’s arsenal”. We want you to work on an innovative evolution of this product which people actually wear on their feet.

Me: you want me to design a sock…

iBoss: I want you to *knit* several socks. Design has already been covered.

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  1. hahahahahahahaha!

    Comment by Karen — June 6, 2006 @ 8:39 am

  2. cuz you know, those nike shoes need colorful socks to match ;-p

    Comment by nicole — June 6, 2006 @ 3:02 pm

  3. p.s. update my website whore!

    Comment by nicole — June 6, 2006 @ 3:04 pm

  4. E-mail me


    Comment by Uncle B — June 8, 2006 @ 10:30 am

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