21308OT: Magic Lamp
- Dec 10, 2012
A programmer was walking along the beach when he found a
lamp. Upon rubbing the lamp, a genie appeared who stated, "I
am the most powerful genie in the world. I can grant you any
wish you want, but only one wish."
The programmer pulled out a map of the Mediterranean area
and said, "I'd like there to be a just and lasting peace
among the people in the Middle East."
The genie responded, "Gee, I don't know. Those people have
been fighting since the beginning of time. I can do just
about anything, but this is beyond my limits."
The programmer then said, "Well, I am a programmer and my
programs have a lot of users. Please make all the users
satisfied with my programs, let them ask for sensible
changes before I start writing the programs and no changes
after I start."
Genie: "Uh, let me see that map again."