OT: If SAP made toasters

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This has probably been seen a few times, still made me laugh though!


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If SAP made toasters ....
The manual to run the toaster would be approximately 10,000 pages long. The toaster would come with 2,500 switches which would all have to be set in an exact pattern and in a precise sequence in order to toast specific kinds of bread. Each pattern would be established by SAP's experts as the "Best Practices" method of toasting that kind of bread. It would take a team of basis and functional contractors about 1 year to configure the toaster in the best manner and then another 6 months to test it. In the meantime your entire family would need to attend extensive training classes on how to use the new toaster. In order to support end users and consultants, MIT would establish a list-serv for people to post questions and answers regarding toaster set-up and operation. Of course, the online help would randomly pop up in German. But once it was running (if ever...), you'd get the best toast in the world.


If IBM made toasters ...
They would want one big toaster where people bring bread to be submitted for overnight toasting. IBM would claim a worldwide market for five, maybe six toasters

If Xerox made toasters ...
You could toast one-sided or double-sided. Successive slices would getlighter and lighter. The toaster would jam your bread for you.

If Oracle made toasters ...
They'd claim their toaster was compatible with all brands and styles of bread, but when you got it home you'd discover the Bagel Engine was still in development, the Croissant Extension was three years away, and that indeed the whole appliance was just blowing smoke.

If Hewlett-Packard made toasters ...
They would market the Reverse Toaster, which takes in toast and gives you regular bread.

If Sony made toasters ...
The ToastMan, which would be barely larger than the single piece of bread it is meant to toast, can be conveniently attached to your belt.


And, of course: If Microsoft made toasters ...
Every time you bought a loaf of bread, you would have to buy a toaster. You wouldn't have to take the toaster, but you'd still have to pay for it anyway. Toaster '95 would weigh 15000 pounds (hence requiring a reinforcedsteel countertop), draw enough electricity to power a small city, take up 95% of the space in your kitchen, would claim to be the first toaster that lets you control how light or dark you want your toast to be, and would secretly interrogate your other appliances to find out who made them.Everyone would hate Microsoft toasters, but nonetheless would buy them since most of the good bread only works with their toasters.

If Apple made toasters ...
It would do everything the Microsoft toaster does, but 5 years earlier.

If Linux made toasters...
Anyone could build his own toaster from the spare parts in the garage, but people would still pay money for pre-built toasters. All the parts would be user serviceable, and the design plans would be freely downloadable. Instead of the complexity of having to push a button, you would simply type something like -toast_lightness=Úrk -bread_type=brown. The toaster would burn your toast by default, but once you enable the don't_burn_my_toast feature in /etc/toaster.conf (as described in the TOASTER-RTFM-HOWTO) it would toast reliably for years. People who eat Linux toast say that it is better than Windows toast. ...
 

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Originally posted by Aswall
'Scuse my ignorance but who or what is SAP?

German (well, global) enterprise software and services, see SAP . Rather complicated, but, allegedly, very good.

Used in thousands of medium to large companies worldwide, Homebase for one (look at the screen at their info desk - running SAP).
 

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Many times I have sat there on SAP typing in my hours for work time directive or standby allowances, then travel, for it to tell me that 'This session is invalid, please login again'
Its just the same for enterprise buyer pro you can waste hours on it only having to do it again.
We have it at National grid Transco.

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And IBM too .....

Fortunately I don't use it.

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And of course if my toaster was like SAP you would need to make toast every other day or have your toaster log in cancelled and have to have it reset by someone in the States who thinks you should not even have a login if you only want to make toast at the weekends.......

SAP utterly flexible and configurable provided you pay someone millions to configure it for you....
 

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And of course if my toaster was like SAP you would need to make toast every other day or have your toaster log in cancelled and have to have it reset by someone in the States who thinks you should not even have a login if you only want to make toast at the weekends.......

SAP utterly flexible and configurable provided you pay someone millions to configure it for you....
 

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We were considering SAP for our company but it was just too expensive (over $2 mil).

Anyway, during our research on SAP I was told that SAP = Suffering And Pain :D
 

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