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.