Re: safe mode

Discussion in 'MCSE' started by Pedro Simoes, Nov 24, 2005.

  1. Pedro Simoes

    Pedro Simoes Guest

    On Nov 17, 2005 at 2:26pm "FrisbeeĀ®" blathered:

    > "JaR" <> wrote in message
    > news:Xns97117260DAF8BMisanthrope@207.46.248.16...
    >> In microsoft.public.cert.exam.mcse, Jtyc spewed across the ether:
    >>
    >>>> Thankfully, we still have Microsoft.
    >>>
    >>> You think Bill is still testing us?
    >>>

    >>
    >> Where would be the fun if all software "just worked"?
    >>
    >> Or the jobs, for that matter.

    >
    > Much like the idea of the forever battery, the 1000 mpg automobile,

    etc.
    > it would not make economic sense for a program to be 100% bug-free.
    > That's why you won't find a programmer who is capable of writing
    > completely bug-free software. In the early days, there was some
    > software that was bug-free, but the companies that wrote them quickly
    > went out of business because there was no need for technical support.
    > And since the programs had every feature any user could ever possibly
    > want, there was no need to upgrade the software for future upgrade

    fees.
    >
    > These days, the perfect programmer has either disappeared, or has
    > learned to use his mad programming skillz for evil, and is therefore

    in
    > high demand. Your typical bad programmer will not do, as while he or

    she
    > can write really bad code that will ensure that there will be a need

    for
    > technical support and updates, their code is often so bad, that the
    > program oft times cannot be fixed at all, and hence you get the

    company
    > going out of business again.
    >
    > These new age skilled demon programmers are capable of placing
    > ingeniously designed "features" into the software which will cause the
    > client problems, but only after having enough time for the check to
    > clear, and for the client to have become completely invested in the
    > software, to where they must purchase technical support and upgrades

    in
    > versions, whether they want the new features or not.
    >
    > Ironically, this marketing scheme has even crept into the developer
    > market itself. Various third-party component developers, such as
    > Component One, create grids and other ActiveX controls with

    intentional
    > brick walls in them. Then they charge a yearly fee so that you can

    get
    > upgrades with all new brick walls in them. When you report a problem

    in
    > their high-tech newsgroups, they have a bot or two that reply

    "Download
    > the latest version and try again!" Unfortunately, if you are not on
    > their income stream, you will download their latest update, which will
    > fix your reported problem, but also introduce new problems, one of

    which
    > is that you now have "trialware" instead of your older, buggier

    version.
    > Ingenious programmers, have they. All previous bugs are fixed! And
    > new, exciting ones await, as you read all the other messages in the
    > forums.
    >
    > Ah, to be such a skilled developer, making the big bucks, and laughing
    > all the way to the embankment.


    I didn't know you worked for M$ Fris.

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    Pedro Simoes, Nov 24, 2005
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