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Professional Chinese Whisper


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This was sent to me by a fellow architect friend last week.
This scenario is geared towards us poor optimist architects who always dream and try to make something out of nothing.
But this might as well pertain to all other professional/consulatant professions where one has to rely on a command chain to execute a simple idea.

31 comments:

vitruvian said...

yes....
which is why the wasteful concept of communications management exists!!!;)
but cool strip...
cheers!

anuj said...

exactly ..its thr in evry profession .. a hell lot in IT too .. lol

but thn it doesnt stop u from doing things tht u like to do ;)

cheers

Ashu said...

Thats what architects are meant to be paid for. carve out a plan that is tough or beyond comprehension for a common folk......

sorry for the go at architects, but in my field (IT) the technical architects are a cursed lot. (folks who design complex architecture for a software project or a system for a client)....

lol

Pixie said...

Thanks for the dropin. :) I was really embarassed that there was nothing worth reading of late on the blog:P

KP said...

sorry dude..ppl like u architects(in any field)designs the plan...people like us as an system analyst is to find fault in system (IT)...:D we screw every architects...lol

c e e d y said...

@vitruvian
it seems wasteful but provides jobs to lot of people and food to their families - making mistakes and solving them are also part of the economy as it keeps the money rotating :) so according to me that is not wasteful

c e e d y said...

@anuj
it in every field - if we all knew the answers to all questions then only one of us was needed at all times
yes it doenst stop us from doing things - and we specially the architects are trained to feel guilty for not doing things like they want to.

c e e d y said...

@ashu
the crux of the problem is designers work anti logic - means that they dream up ideas that are then chisseled and carved to perfection by logical craftsman....
this struggle and skirmish is a never ending process like between the CREATOR (GOD) and the CREATED (US)

c e e d y said...

@pixie
thanks for dropping by too

c e e d y said...

@kp
like i mentioned above we are the most unappreciated buch of professionals out there - when every freaking being uses a structure designed by them....

Ravi said...

nice blog :)

I've added your blog to my Google Reader and would be a regular reader of your content pal!

keep up the good work :)

take care..cheers!

ravi

annie said...

Lol..tht's true!

Jaggu said...

Tagged You for a chained blog...visit my habits blog for details..

rOhit said...

No idea about architecture.. but this was funny..lol

Kedar said...

cool comic strip cd. I very much agree that this still ongoing situation in IT and work field. keep up the work:) later.

c e e d y said...

@ravi
Thank you, will visit your blog too

@annie
Thanks

@jaggu
Y did you tag me :(

c e e d y said...

@rohit
its not only for architecture - pertains to all professional fields :)

@kedar
thanks man.....

Preethi said...

Lol. Reminded me of those school days when we used to play 'passing the message'. That would come out so darn funny! These comic strip artists are really creative. love'em. Came to your blog thru' 'nother one.
Nice blog.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

very nice one..keep it up

TC
CU

Jaggu said...

Mr..This is not only for architects of ur type. I got this picture long back when I was working in Hyderabad. This is actually related to IT industry and its true. We have/having a nice experience with so called architects in industry. But there are great architects with whom I worked with.

archituan said...

Very intersting!
Nice to see you,

Pixie said...

your two cents are exactly what i believe is the actual problem

hence i have shut up

c e e d y said...

@preethi
thanks for the visit...do keep coming.
yes when we say "those" school days we suddenly feel old....but they are as it they happened yesterday

c e e d y said...

@compassion
thanks....

@jaggu
what do you mean type - dude we are the originals...the comp guys have borrowed the word "architect" and it seems that American Institute for Architects had opposed to the use of that title - as legally even we are not allowed to use it for business without being licensed....
but this problem is universal i guess....we see and listen what we want to not what is told to us

c e e d y said...

@archituan
thanks for visiting

Jaggu said...

Basically nothing is original..eveything is myth in this world. Do you think you are original?..no..you are just a duplicate copy sent by god here for some specific work ( like doing architecture / writing blogs )..the original is somewhere in space...enough..:))...am dropping off for now...

Jay Cam said...

i have to say, the "Designer's" version is pretty awesome!!

c e e d y said...

@jaggu
now talk about the real world as the image portrayed is a real world scenario and there as you have rightly pointed out to me several times there are RULES....and thats what I am talking about.
if you want to talk philosophy - drink a six pack of lemonade and then call me ;)

Pri said...

cool comic strip there...:)
and yeah does tell a thing or two...
firstly perhaps too many cooks spoil the broth...
secondly perceptions differ and only u know wht u really want, best...
and then last but not the least...u want something and life gives u something else...lol

sorry to be as cynical as always :D

cheers!!

Fighter Jet said...

very funny..:)
and very true....they had shown us the same pix in AGILE methodology class lecture...

yet it so tru actualy for other things too in life...

c e e d y said...

@Fighter Jet

Thanks for visiting the archives :)

yes you are right - this happens in all aspects of our lives