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."