'Twas ever thus, and ever shall be. World without end, amen.
When a PPOE got their first IBM PC clones, there were three models
to choose from. As expected, the managers got the largest, fanciest
model with the biggest screen, we developers got the intermediate
model, and our poor data entry clerk, who used the machine the most,
was stuck with the cheapest model and the smallest screen. (They
treated her like dirt - several times she stormed out of the office
in tears, and one day she never came back.)
But it's not just computer hardware. When we upgraded to a new
phone system, the vendor representative training us on the new
gear was showing us the various phone sets, from a plain 2500 set
to the fancy "Supersets" with multiple lines, a display screen,
and enough buttons to do anything. She pointed out that the
Superset was ideal for a secretary handling a couple of bosses,
who themselves only needed a 2500 set - but that in most cases
the bosses took the Supersets for themselves and made the secretary
make do with a 2500 set. Sure enough, when the hardware was
installed, that's exactly what happened. Fortunately, after
a while sanity prevailed and the secretary was given her own
Superset - although IIRC the bosses kept theirs too.
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