Too much information

IT department trainee gets the task of sorting through a pile of unlabeled recordable DVDs, reports the pilot fish who assigned him to the job.

"I asked him to check the DVDs one by one, discard obsolete data, sort blank media and label the rest of them according to their contents," fish says.

"The trainee got a permanent marker and disappeared.

"Two days later, there were two piles of media sitting on my desk. One of them was DVDs nicely labeled with content description, date and number, using rather good handwriting.

"The other pile was also labeled with permanent marker -- 30 DVDs with 'BLANK' written on every single one of them.

"I guess they shall remain blank for the rest of their lives."

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