In the east there is a shark which is larger than all other fish. It changes
into a bird whose wings are like clouds filling the sky. When this bird
moves across the land, it brings a message from Corporate Headquarters. This
message it drops into the midst of the programmers, like a seagull making
its mark upon the beach. Then the bird mounts on the wind and, with the blue
sky at its back, returns home.
The novice programmer stares in wonder at the bird, for he understands it not.
The average programmer dreads the coming of the bird, for he fears its message.
The master programmer continues to work at his terminal, for he does not know
that the bird has come and gone.