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Bei der Lektüre des Lehrbuchs Operating System Concepts stolperte ich im Abschnitt, der sich mit Multiprogrammed batch systems beschäftigt über diesen wunderbaren Limbowitz:
`The idea [of multi-programming] is quite common in other life situations. A lawyer does not have only one client at a time. Rather, several clients may be in the process of being served at the same time. While one case ist waiting to go to trial or to have papers typed, the lawyer can work on another case. With enough clients, a lawyer need never be idle. (Idle lawyers tend to become politicians, so there is a certain social value in keeping lawyers busy.)`
aus A. Silberschatz, P. B. Galvin: Operating System Concepts, 4th edition, Addison-Wesley, 1994.