>On 3/09/2010 4:42 AM, RichD wrote: >> On Sep 2, Joe Snod<joe.s...@yahoo.com> wrote: >>> How many railroad cars of gravel would it take to fill the lower 9th >>> ward to sea level? >> >> During job interviews, Microsoft used to present brain >> twisters to candidates (maybe still do), looking for >> ingenuity, resourcefulness, etc. > >Can't imagine why. There's no evidence that they make use of it >subsequently. > >Sylvia.
To cripple the competition. A common theme in industry (and geopolitics).