I had to give a wrong answer to get the job

Back in 2007, I was searching for a software developer job at various companies. At one of these companies, the best strategy to get the job was to give a wrong answer. If this seems weird to you, let me explain what happened. When I arrived at the interview, there were 2 other guys present. One would be my direct team lead, which was also the technical lead, and the other was his manager. It was the team lead that drove the conversation and asked the questions. So after some small-talk, and answering the usual generic questions, I was asked to explain what a "three-tier architecture" is. I gave a generic client-server-database explanation. I also referred to the most common business case with a web browser as thin-client, a web…
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