The short story here is that Roger was going out to shakedown the car that was at his shop being worked on for stalling issues when Paul (who was visiting for a charity event) jumped in the car they were for about a 20 minute drive. That is not to say they did not speed or were not reckless, but lets be honest here, you don't shakedown a ~350,000 supercar like a F150 do you? There's evidence of some mechanical failure but nothing that has been officially announced, just what is being discussed close to those involved.
Anyways, there is risk in everything and driving exotic cars is probably on the higher end of the spectrum and both of these fine gentlemen were well aware of those risks and embraced them.
Indeed. IBM's reputation is pretty well established. They are slow, tedious and yet effective. They are a glacier in IT. But I see it everywhere -- people making decisions in an IT project that have know knowledge of what it takes to make things happen. The illusion that "it's all so easy" has really gotten buried too deep in someone's head somewhere.
The magic phrase is "All You Have To Do Is..."
Those six words have destroyed more IT projects than anyone can count.
My favorite requirement is: "Works as designed"
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