Evslin: What programmers really mean

Tom Evslin’s got some great statements from programmers–and his take on what they really mean.
Tongue and cheek, but true. A few (of many) follow:

It’ll be done ASAP.

Translation: There is no schedule yet.

That feature shouldn’t add any time to the schedule.

Translation: There is no schedule yet.

It’s fifty percent done.

Translation: It hasn’t been started yet.

It can literally do anything you want it do.

Translation: There is no spec yet.

(Via Fred Wilson)