That darn reality!

IT steering committee at this company decides that it's time to upgrade to the latest version of its virtualization software.

"When I inform a certain software developer of this, the developer flips out," says an IT pilot fish on the scene. "He states that his applications would never work in a virtual environment and that he had pages of evidence showing why this would never work."

Fish knows that this particular developer will argue about almost anything. So he asks whether the developer's applications are currently working.

"Everything is running just fine in the environment they use now," developer says.

Then everything should be fine, fish says, because the developer's apps are already running in a virtual environment -- and have been for the past nine months.

As the developer stomps off, fish hears him mutter, "They shouldn't be."

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