[rescue] NeWS

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Thu Feb 2 10:39:08 CST 2006

Fri, 27 Jan 2006 @ 10:24 +0000, Peter Corlett said:

> Charles Shannon Hendrix <shannon at widomaker.com> wrote:
> [...]
> > Aside: mainframe systems addressed things like malicious drivers and
> > libraries a long time ago. Why is it taking so long to see this in
> > our current systems?
> Cheap, fast, good. Pick two.

I did!  I picked fast and good... :)

The other day in a meeting with a local naval firm, a question came up
about why the industry software was so bad.  These guys were all
ex-military dealing with COTS installations on new ships.

I told them the problem was the industry was given the choice of cheap,
fast, or good, and they chose cheap and ajourned the meeting before
picking one of the others.

shannon "AT" widomaker.com -- ["I wish life was not so short. Languages
take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about." - J.
R. R. Tolkien]

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