[rescue] advice on rescuing an e10k

John Francini francini at mac.com
Fri Oct 27 12:37:46 CDT 2006

Yes, but that really doesn't define it as 'mission-critical'.  It  
just means that the person(s) who think it is have a potentially  
overblown opinion of either themselves or the true importance of the  
system to the running of their business.  It doesn't mean it's  
mission-critical in any sort of real-world sense.


On 27 Oct 2006, at 10:59, Joshua Boyd wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 26, 2006 at 10:35:18PM -0400, Andy Wallis wrote:
>> Before answering, my personal definitions for true "Mission Critical"
>> are these:
>> Mission Critical: If it fails, it will be front page news and it
>> won't be good.
>> Mission Critical: If it fails, people will be dead and the lawyers
>> will be lining up around the block.
>> Mission Critical: If it fails, you will personally have to appear
>> before a full Congressional oversight committee with C-SPAN and every
>> news service filming. There will be bonus points if it preempts soap
>> operas, game shows, or sport events.
>> Mission Critical: If it fails, we have created an international
>> incident or inadvertently committed an act of war or treason.
>> I've run into a lot of situations at work where some dingbat has
>> stated that their pet application, workstation, or flowerpot was
>> mission critical.  My response has been to recite my four definitions
>> for "Mission Critical" with my eyes glaring and ready to assume a
>> barbarian charge. The usual answer is a frightened "no."
> I think it is mission critical if it's failure results in me being
> rapidly unemployed.
> -- 
> Joshua D. Boyd
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