Rather than resurrect an old topic, I thought I'd post this here.

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>"Why are manhole covers round?" "How many gas stations are there in the United States?" "How would you design a remote control for venetian blinds?"
Now comes a new book, How Would You Move Mount Fuji? Microsoft's Cult of the Puzzle - How the World's Smartest Company Selects the Most Creative Thinkers by science writer William Poundstone. Poundstone talked to various people who have been involved in Microsoft hiring, including those who were interviewed, and those who gave interviews (full disclosure: I worked at Microsoft for ten years and was one of the people he talked to). He includes a lengthy list of questions, and most interestingly for many people, he also includes answers.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Might be a good read if you ever find yourself faced with one of those asinine interview questions (IMHO).