Atari Portfolio User Warning - the bugs we lived with then.
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Tue Apr 5 18:15:12 CDT 2005
> >>>>> "Phil&Cathy" == Phil&Cathy <guerney at bigpond.com> writes:
> Phil&Cathy> I was lucky enough today to score an as-new Atari
> Phil&Cathy> Portfolio. In the box was the following "OWNER'S MANUAL
> Phil&Cathy> ADDENDUM": (All caps as per original)
> Phil&Cathy> USER WARNING:
> Phil&Cathy> 1. DO NOT END A DOCUMENT IN THE TEXT EDITOR WITH A Space
> Phil&Cathy> FOLLOWED BY A Return. ...
> Phil&Cathy> Imagine a product being released today with such brazen,
> Phil&Cathy> data-destroying bugs! Then, it was par for the
> Phil&Cathy> course.
> Maybe it was for Atari, but not for real companies.
Well, the first relase of the HP49G firmware had many more bugs -- and
serious bugs -- than that. Not bugs that would necessarily lose data, but
certainly bugs that caused the calculator to give totally bogus
answers... Things like multiplying a real vector by a real matrix would
lock the machine up (!), claiming that 1 is a prime number, and so on.
That was in 1999 from what should have been a 'real company'.
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