Hab ich gerade per Emil bekommen:

If Architects Had to Work like Web Developers

Dear Mr. Architect!

Please design and build me a house. I am not quite sure of
what I need, so you should use your discretion. My house
should have between two and forty-five bedrooms. Just make
sure the plans are such that the bedrooms can be easily
added or deleted. When you bring the blueprints to me, I
will make the final decision of what I want. Also, bring me
the cost breakdown for each configuration so that I can
arbitrarily pick one.

Keep in mind that the house I ultimately choose must cost
less than the one I am currently living in. Make sure,
however, that you correct all the deficiencies that exist in
my current house (the floor of my kitchen vibrates when I
walk across it, and the walls don't have nearly enough
insulation in them).

As you design, also keep in mind that I want to keep yearly
maintenance costs as low as possible. This should mean the
incorporation of extra-cost features like aluminium, vinyl,
or composite siding. (If you choose not to specify
aluminium, be prepared to explain your decision in detail.)

Please take care that modern design practices and the latest
materials are used in construction of the house, as I want
it to be a showplace for the most up-to-date ideas and
methods. Be alerted, however, that kitchen should be
designed to accommodate, among other things, my 1952 Gibson

To insure that you are building the correct house for our
entire family, make certain that you contact each of our
children, and also our in-laws. My mother-in-law will have
very strong feelings about how the house should be designed,
since she visits us at least once a year. Make sure that you
weigh all of these options carefully and come to the right
decision. I, however, retain the right to overrule any
choices that you make.

Please don't bother me with small details right now. Your
job is to develop the overall plans for the house: get the
big picture. At this time, for example, it is not
appropriate to be choosing the color of the carpet. However,
keep in mind that my wife likes blue.

Also, do not worry at this time about acquiring the
resources to build the house itself. Your first priority is
to develop detailed plans and specifications. Once I approve
these plans, however, I would expect the house to be under
roof within 48 hours.

While you are designing this house specifically for me, keep
in mind that sooner or later I will have to sell it to
someone else. It therefore should have appeal to a wide
variety of potential buyers. Please make sure before you
finalize the plans that there is a consensus of the
population in my area that they like the features this house

Please prepare a complete set of blueprints. It is not
necessary at this time to do the real design, since they
will be used only for construction bids. Be advised,
however, that you will be held accountable for any increase
of construction costs as a result of later design changes.

You must be thrilled to be working on an interesting project
as this! To be able to use the latest techniques and
materials and to be given such freedom in your designs is
something that can't happen very often. Contact me as soon
as possible with your complete ideas and plans.

P.S.: My wife has just told me that she disagrees with many
of the instructions I've given you in this letter. As
architect, it is your responsibility to resolve these
differences. I have tried in the past and have been unable
to accomplish this. If you can't handle this responsibility,
I will have to find another architect.

P.P.S.: Perhaps what I need is not a house at all, but a
travel trailer. Please advise me as soon as possible if this
is the case.

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