Must be the principle of the thing.
"It's olden times and pilot fish is working as a programmer for a bank. Being in the midst of 1099 season, there's a whole lot of printing and bursting of 1099-INT and 1099-DIV statements.
A bursting machine is used to cut/trim and separate individual forms from the continuous 2-up or 3-up paper forms that were the output of a mainframe..." - ComputerWorld
It's a chain reaction.
"This company has a strict rule that forwarding a chain email could get you written up or even fired, depending on its content, says a pilot fish working there.
When one user decides to forward a message she thinks is cute to every email account in the company, fish gets the task of calling to remind her of the policy..." - ComputerWorld