The Three Engineers

John Briggs’ experience with his computer (Thought for the Day, 23rd September) reminded me of the story of the three engineers:

There were three engineers in a car which had broken down. The mechanical engineer said it was the transmission, so got a spanner and crawled about underneath doing things. It still wouldn’t go. ‘No’, said the electrical engineer, ‘it’s the ignition’. So he opened the bonnet and did things with a screwdriver. It still didn’t go. The computer engineer said ‘everybody get out’. So they did. ‘Now get back in’. They did and the car immediately started!

David T Roberts