If construction was like software
C I want a bridge
D Ok, what kind of bridge
C You don't know what a bridge is? Land on this side, land on that side, road touch here, road touch there, go.
1 year later
C No No, big boats will come through here, I need it to let the boats through
D Uh, we're halfway built, there's concrete everywhere. Ok ok. How about this. A vertical lift.
C What, that's boring. It needs to be flashy. What's this, swivel, that's cool.
D You don't have enough room for a swivel bridge if you want boats that big to get through.
C The customer is always right. Make a swivel bridge. How long.
D Well we need to repurpose the current structure, so that will take a while.
C 1 more year. Or I go somewhere else.
D You'll still have to pay us for our work.
C No I don't. You didn't make a bridge, and my contract says a bridge.
D No, the contract had the exact design we chose.
6 months later.
D Ok, so through a massive advance in building technology using some cool quantum physics tricks, I have a bridge that swivels but doesn't take up space.
C What? There's no way I'm going to pay for that.
D Fine, we'll give you a discount.
C Ok, I'm going to drive on it.
D But, we haven't even tested the model yet.
C We need it now. I have to start making deliveries on this new route. I'm going to test it myself.
D No wait!!!
D ... I haven't installed the bridge yet.
When I saw C and D, I imagined this was how CDCK actually built things for a moment.
Don't you mean "If construction was like software" on the first edit?
What are you talking about? That's what it says!
IngSoc will make sure of that. doubleplusgood.
And the government is so desperately trying to catch up to the blueprint so helpfully left behind.
C We need it now. I have to start making deliveries on this new route. I'm going to test it myself.D No wait!!!
At least with construction the problem can sometimes fix itself.