Once upon a time, there was a software engineer who used to develop softwares on his Pentium computer, sitting under a tree on the banks of a river. He used to earn his bread by selling those
softwares in the Sunday market.
One day, while he was working, his computer suddenly fell into the river from his table.. He remembered the Panchatantra story of his childhood (the woodcutter and the axe). He started praying to the River Goddess. The River Goddess wanted to test him and so she appeared only after one month of rigorous prayers.
The engineer told her that he had lost his computer in the river.
As usual, the Goddess wanted to test his honesty. She showed him a match box and asked, “Is this your computer ?” Disappointed by the Goddess’ lack of computer awareness, the engineer replied, “No.” She next showed him a pocket-sized calculator and asked if that was his computer. Annoyed, the engineer said “No, not at all”
Finally, she came up with his own Pentium machine and asked if it was his. The engineer understood he had no choice. So he said “Yes.” The River Goddess was happy with his honesty. She was about to give him all three items, but before she could make the offer, the engineer asked her, “Don’t you know that you’re supposed to show me some better computers before bringing my own computer ?”
The River Goddess, angered at this, replied, “I know that, you stupid. The first two things I showed you were the Trillennium and the Billennium, the latest computers from IBM!”. Them immediately, she disappeared with the Pentium!!
Moral: We should always update our knowledge in our field. Otherwise we lose many opportunities.