A programmer was walking along the beach when he found a lamp. Upon rubbing the
lamp a genie appeared who stated
"I am the most powerful genie in the universe. I can grant you any wish you
want, but only one wish."
The programmer pulled out a map of the Mediterranean area and said, "I'd like
there to be a just and lasting peace among the people in the middle east."
The genie responded, "Gee, I don't know. Those people have been fighting since
the beginning of time. I can do just about anything, but this is beyond my
The programmer then said, "Well, I am a programmer and my programs have a lot of
users. Please make all the users satisfied with my programs, and let them ask
Genie: "Uh, let me see that map again."