Monday, 04 September 2000 19:00


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A helicopter was flying above Seattle when an electrical malfunction disabled the aircraft's electronic navigation and communications equipment. Due to the clouds and haze, the pilot could not determine the helicopter's position and course.

The pilot saw a tall building, flew toward it, circled, drew a handwritten sign, and held it in the helicopter's window. The pilot's sign said "WHERE AM I?" in large letters.

People in the tall building quickly responded to the aircraft, drew a large sign, and held it in a building window. Their sign said "YOU ARE IN A HELICOPTER."

The pilot smiled, waved, looked at his map, determined the course to SEATAC airport, and landed safely. After arriving safely, the copilot asked the pilot how the sign helped determine their position... ....

The pilot responded, "I knew that they had to be in the Microsoft building because they gave me a technically correct, but completely useless answer."...
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