Monday April 6, 2009
Book 11: Massively Parallel
Part I: High Olympus Command


Elf:The Captain is going to be furious!
Thurl:The Captain is going to understand.
Thurl:It's a zero-sum sliding scale between "resources" and "requirements."
Thurl:The wreck and the budget are our resources. The blueprints and battle-readiness are our requirements. The scale is out of balance.
Thurl:We have to adjust something, and we're better off adjusting the blueprints.
Elf:The Captain is not going to understand "zero-sum sliding scale," Thurl.
Thurl:No, but he'll understand "We didn't have enough money."