Fragility in the floppy world (was Re: TRS-80 Model II Manuals)
cisin at xenosoft.com
Thu Nov 4 15:47:00 CDT 2010
On Wed, 3 Nov 2010, Tony Duell wrote:
> I am seriosulyt worried by the fact that a group of programmers who are
> capable of writing a compiler didn't realise the value of backups. I
> can't beklieve tht nobody had ever lost data before.
It is one of the consequences when companies recruit straight out of
colleges. Although not necessarily the cause in THIS case, it tends
toward a work group who are strong on theory and very weak on real-world
experience, who will fail to realize all of the things that could go wrong
(such as using scanf() for USER input!, or not making backups ("Oh. The
technicians always took care of THAT"))
Look at the GREAT ideas, and stupid mistakes, on the Lisa dream team.
Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin at xenosoft.com
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