Ever heard or read the story about the woodcutter who lost his axe in the river? You know, the one where a fairy came out from the river and offered him golden and silver axe, and by his honesty, he got all of them in the end? yes, that's what I'm talking about. but this is quite the same story with some twist.
Once upon a time, there was a software engineer who used to develop programs
on his i7 machine, sitting under a tree on the banks of a river. He
used to earn his bread by selling those programs in the Sunday market.
One day, while he was working, his machine tumbled off the table and fell in
the river. Encouraged by the Panchatantra story of his childhood (the
woodcutter and the axe), he started praying to the River Fairy.
The River Fairy wanted to test him and so appeared only after one month of
rigorous prayers. The engineer told her that he had lost his computer in the
As usual, the Fairy wanted to test his honesty. She showed him a match box
and asked, "Is this your computer ?" Disappointed by the Fairy's lack of
computer awareness, the engineer replied, "No."
She next showed him a pocket-sized calculator and asked if that was his.
Annoyed, the engineer said "No, not at all!!"
Finally, she came up with his own i7 machine and asked if it was his.
The engineer, left with no option, sighed and said "Yes."
The River Fairy was happy with his honesty. She was about to give him all
three items, but before she could make the offer, the engineer asked her,
"Don't you know that you're supposed to show me some better computers before
bringing up my own ?"
The River Fairy, angered at this, replied, "I know that, you stupid
donkey! The first two things I showed you were the Trillennium and the
Billennium, the latest computers from IBM!". So saying, she disappeared with
Moral: If you're not up-to-date with technology trends, it's better keep
your mouth shut and let people think you're a fool than to open your mouth
and remove all doubt . . .