Version 4.3.2.1.1

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January 28, 2016 by Preeks

It has been a good day, so far. 

I just crossed my own record of maximum versions to a file, with version 41 for a business case that I just saved and mailed. It feels good. 

Version 41 in 6 months is around 7 versions per month. That is around 2 versions per week. So that’s two times a week when someone changed their mind and asked me to make 1 very small change in the sheet, hence changing all the 16 linked sheets and hence, the word doc and hence, the presentation. 

It’s ok. Worse things have happened.

By the way, Version 20 is always similar to Version 1. It’s a full circle. Always.

This version thing in, my opinion, is a disease. I am pretty sure even the guy on top suffers from this. As in the guy on the very top, God. I don’t think he could have made this entire complex world without at least a few million versions. Darwin, of course, lovingly gave my theory the name “Evolution”.

I am sure some MBA kid up there would have gone through the same shit that we go through at work. Something like this:


By now I am sure, that MBA in God’s office would have folders in his system, something like this:

I am glad these guys don’t come for placements to B-Schools. I would have been on version 102938292393819.192929 by now.

Small joys.

Cheers!
Preeks
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8 thoughts on “Version 4.3.2.1.1

  1. DI says:

    I was extraordinarily creative with my last set of presentation that took multiple rounds to finalise. I named it Final versioniwillnotchangeanythingsorry. I didn't send it though.:(

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  2. S says:

    Hahaha… I remember once a colleague sent a file (finally approved after a lot of changes) to her client and the client asked her to rename the file (some trivial change) and send again 😛 My colleague was fuming!

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  3. Preeti says:

    Yeah I know that feeling. I have names a lot of files like that and then just renamed them. I don't think people understand the meaning of small changes!

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  4. Preeti says:

    I can imagine! Things that they can do on their own, they should just do. I don't see a reason why they need to ask others to do it!

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Hilarious and so true!
    I think trying to find creative names for updated versions is more challenging than writing the document itself. Arghhh. – Moo.

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  6. Preeti says:

    I completely agree. Many years back when I was in school, for programmes we used to have titles like “Please work”, “Iss baar toh chal jaa”. I guess kids are more creative! 😀

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  7. paatiamma says:

    Lols..I am not in marketing. .once in a while while the boss has to do a ppt..he delegates it to us..in that case, it would be person 1 working on ver 1-10..person 2 working on ver10.1- 10.8..person 3 on ver.final-1 and so goes the chain till presentation day..I love power point as it brings out the kid in me.but working on version changes kills the creativity

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  8. Preeti says:

    You are the luckiest person on earth if you don't have to make presentations! 😀

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