PC tech pilot fish lands a job at a plant that makes small consumer electronics products — and just a few days in, he’s called into a meeting about a software problem that’s holding up the production line.

“An application written by one of our programmers was hanging up on the line, and the manufacturing supervisors wanted it fixed,” says fish.

“Since it involved PCs, I was asked to accompany Barney, the programmer, who looked like Henry Kissinger and spoke just as eloquently.”

Barney’s software is used by workers at the end of the line who use a scanner to log each completed product, then place the product in a carton. When the carton is full, it’s weighed to make sure it contains ten units, and a label is printed.

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