The following quote from Andrew Koenig
was obtained from the
comp.lang.c++ Usenet newsgroup.
Suppose you have a problem you need to solve quickly, and there is an off-the-shelf software package available that solves it. Unfortunately, that package is not on your company's list of approved software. You could apply for an exemption from the list, but the process of approving the application would take so long that you would miss your deadline for solving the problem. What do you do?
If your answer isn't "Buy the unapproved software, solve the problem now, and sweat the details later," I sure don't want you working for me!
One of the key characteristics of professionalism is a loyalty to the profession that transcends loyalty to any single employer.
Who is GDT::DreamTeam member Andrew Koenig?