An astronomer used to go out at night to observe the stars. One evening, as he wandered through the suburbs with his whole attention fixed on the sky, he fell accidentally into a deep well. While he lamented and bewailed his sores and bruises, and cried loudly for help, a neighbor ran to the well, and learning what had happened said: "Hark ye, old fellow, why, in striving to pry into what is in heaven, do you not manage to see what is on earth?'
Moral: As a system analyst, one should not only pay attention on what are the perfect standards of a system should be, but also listen and aware of what the user of the system need and understand the limitation of the system.
These stories are adapted examples written in my class, IS 6840 (formerly MSIS 488).
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