And here's a follow up to the story of our very depressed engineer who moonlights as a writer (see below) ...
We finished the datasheet. Now, the sales department can begin selling it.
One problem: The product doesn't exist. In fact, it can't exist. The company can't afford the investment required to make it.
So, they're going to sell it and delay shipment (because they don't have it) until they have enough orders to justify actually making the product.
Hmmm... they're selling a product that doesn't exist... where's my dictionary? I think I want to look up the word "fraud".