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It's all about knowing where to put the 'X'

Tom Meyer
Tom Meyer Member Posts: 300
"A computer company had a seemingly impossible problem with a very expensive machine. Staff engineers tried everything they could think of, but they couldn't fix it. Desperate, they contacted a retired engineer with a reputation for repairing all things technical.

The engineer spent a day studying the huge machine. With a piece of chalk he marked the trouble spot with an X.

The part was replaced, and the machine worked perfectly again. But when the company's accountants received the engineer's bill for $50,000, they demanded an itemized tally of his charges.

The engineer responded: One chalk mark, $1. Knowing where to put it, $49,999."

Senior Designer/Trainer
Precision Hydronics Corporation


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