In the early 1930s, an American manufacturing company sent an industrial machine to Japan.
A month later, the company received a telegram:
THE MACHINE DOES NOT WORK. SEND A REPAIRMAN.
The company sent a specialist to Japan. But even before he could get to work, it received another telegram:
THE REPAIRMAN IS TOO YOUNG. SENT SOMEONE MORE EXPERIENCED.
The company replied:
YOU BETTER USE HIM. HE INVENTED THE MACHINE.
- Age increases experience, but it doesn’t increase intelligence.
- Mello, Anthony de. When God Laughed. M., 2003.