Ever wondered why you get business cards in groups of about twenty thousand instead of a hundred, and end up with enough left over to feed a large colony of paper wasps each time you change addresses -- or jobs, for all that matters?

That's an easy one. Guess who needs the most business cards? That's right, managers. They actually give out hundreds of these things all over the place. Guess who orders business cards? Okay, well, some dude in procurement, but guess who makes the policy on how many are ordered? That's right! Managers again!

And we wonder why managers have a hard time understanding programmers and vice versa. [Often, for some unknown reasons (otherwise known as "politics"), these are] Completely different paradigms.