[rescue] Mozilla Firefox
mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Apr 22 16:51:16 CDT 2004
On Apr 22, 2004, at 4:28 PM, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> A good case in point is my alma maters registration system. It used to
> run on a minicomputer which was basically a 68030 based machine with
> 512k RAM, and a few dozen terminals.
> Now it is a huge Sun enterprise server, and a few dozen M$ Windows
> machines. The primary changes:
> So tell me... what was the benefit in getting rid of the old mini,
> could have been replaced with a newer system for a fraction of what
> development project has cost in new hardware alone.
Funneling huge amounts of money to contractors, and the attendant
kickbacks to the school's administrative personnel?
> I thought this was supposed to reduce the amount of code we wrote.
> Instead I see it being used as an excuse to create even larger
...to keep the money flowing to the contractors.
> Every time I see a C project replaced with C++, it doesn't get smaller
> and less complicated -- the primary promise of C++ -- it gets larger
> more complicated almost without fail.
Yup. And it doesn't have to be that way! I know a guy who writes
great C++ code. Fast, small...everything most C++ programs aren't.
Why? Because he KNOWS HOW COMPUTERS WORK. The trouble is, he is a
Dave McGuire "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
Cape Coral, FL reboot and upgrade." -Jonathan Patschke
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