October 20, 2013

Advantages of Beaver engineers over Human engineers


Looks like we're about to lose another tree. I'm a bit surprised it hasn't gone over already.

I think that when a human engineer lives a good life, he's reincarnated as a beaver. Look at all the advantages:

No venture capitalists

No one nagging to have an IPO, either.

No government regulations

Imagine! The beavers are making all these changes to the environment, around creeks and streams, and they don't have to comply with EPA wetlands regulations!

And no Environmental Impact Statement!

No schedule

For a beaver, a project is done when they're finished with it.

No bosses

Beavers work on whatever they want to work on. And amazingly enough, they accomplish a lot.

Lots of sex

These are rodents, after all, and rodents are legendarily lusty!


No marketing department

Beavers decide for themselves what features to provide in their finished product.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Daily Life at 11:46 AM | Comments (6) | Add Comment
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1 Exile or capital punishment for zoning law violations does seem a bit harsh, though.

Posted by: Mikeski at October 20, 2013 12:48 PM (Zlc1W)


No ankle biters.

No one feels they need to tell a beaver what's wrong with his work and how it would be better if he'd done it a different way.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 20, 2013 03:24 PM (+rSRq)

3 To borrow a word from Instapundit:   Heh.  (Although LOL was also literally true in this case, but it's not a word.)

Posted by: ubu at October 20, 2013 06:59 PM (S/B4k)

4 No Meetings

Why take time away from what you're working on to discuss what management doesn't understand about your project?

Posted by: Mauser at October 21, 2013 03:30 AM (TJ7ih)

5 That tree went down last night. A guy's out there right now with a chainsaw cutting it up.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 22, 2013 12:34 PM (+rSRq)

6 No cleanup work and post-mortems 

If the job doesn't go as specified, either (a) it doesn't matter, (b) another species cleans it up for you, or (c) you can just eat your mistakes!

Posted by: Mikeski at October 22, 2013 12:56 PM (Zlc1W)

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