Software Technology is NOT Primitive 
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 Software Technology is NOT Primitive


| The
| common availability of massive amounts of RAM and raw computing speed
| has spoiled a lot of programmers.  Projects which would have been con-
| sidered "rough drafts" ten years ago, because of their massive consumption
| of resources, are being released as final products.

And, in many cases, the customer is happy because the cost of the
additional hardware (due to inefficiency) is much less than the cost
of additional programming (to make it efficient).  Making something
efficient has its costs, and as hardware becomes cheaper relative to
labor, in more and more cases it is cheaper to just waste those
cycles.

"There *is* a real world out there..."

Dale
--

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If you get fed twice a day, how bad can life be?



Mon, 19 Apr 1993 19:35:00 GMT  
 
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