If Operating Systems Ran Airlines
Everybody pushes the airplane until it glides, then jumps on and
lets the plane coast until it hits the ground again, then push again,
jump on again and so on.
DOS with QEMM Airlines
The same thing but with more leg room to push.
All the stewards, stewardesses, captains, baggage handlers and ticket
agents look the same, act the same and talk the same. Every time you ask
questions about details, you are told you don't need to know, don't want
to know, and everything will be done for you without you having to know,
so just shut up.
To board the plane, you have your ticket stamped 10 different times by
standing in 10 different lines. Then you fill out a form showing where you
want to sit and whether it should look and feel like an ocean liner, a
passenger train, or a bus. If you succeed in getting on board the plane
and the plane succeeds in getting off the ground, you have a wonderful
trip . . . . except times when the rudder and flaps get frozen in
position, in which case you have time to say your prayers and get yourself
prepared before the crash.
The airport terminal is nice and colourful, with friendly stewards
and stewardesses, easy access to the plane, and an uneventful takeoff
... then the plane blows up without warning whatsoever.
Everyone marches out on the runway, says the password in unison and
forms the outline of a plane. Then they all sit down and make a
whooshing sound like they're flying.
Everyone brings one piece of the plane with them when they come to
the airport. They all go out on the runway and put the plane together
piece by piece, arguing constantly about what kind of plane they are