Sometimes there are funny communication styles between people who are geographically distributed and working together all the time. Recently one of our team members echoed back to me some answers I gave over a chat session:

Q: Is it OK for me to buy quad-core servers?
A: The old man walks slow but carries much, whilst the young boy runs without a care.

Okay, okay maybe I wasn’t very clear in my message, and maybe it was just a little bit Confucian. Here’s what I actually said:

Xaprb: 8 cores may be OK for some workloads
Xaprb: high-concurrency, not so good
Xaprb: discounts, yes

But I assure you, I would never write to a client this way. Only my colleagues.

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