A: Four hundred and seventy-two. One to write WinGetLightBulbHandle, one to write WinQueryStatusLightBulb, on to write WinGetLightSwitchHandle, ...
A: "We have an exact copy of the light bulb here, and it seems to be working fine. Can you tell me what kind of system you have? Ok. Now, exactly how dark it it? OK, there could be four or five things wrong...Have you tried the light switch?"
A: "We've formed a task force to study the problem of why light bulbs burn out, and to figure out what, exactly, we as supervisors can do to make the bulbs work smarter, not harder."
A: "We just noticed the room was dark; we don't actually fix the problem."
A: Three. Two holding the ladder, and one to screw the bulb into the faucet.
A: "MIS has received your request concerning your hardware problem and has assigned you request service number 39,712. Please use this number for any future references to this light-bulb issue."
A: "You're still thinking procedurally. A properly designed light-bulb object would inherit a change method from a generic light-bulb class, so all you'd have to do is send a light-bulb-change message."
A: "The light bulb works fine on the system in my office..."
A: "We can change the light bulb in seven to ten working days, but if you call before 2 p.m., and pay an extra $15, we can get the bulb changed overnight."
A: None. Bill Gates will just redefine Darkness(TM) as the new industry standard.
A: It depends on how many burntout bulbs he brought with him.
A: "Foux! there to eat lemons, axe gravy soup."
A: Eight. One to work the light bulb, and seven to make sure Microsoft get US$2 for every light bulb ever changed anywhere in the world.