Re: All hail Neo!

From: Gene Wirchenko <>
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 10:04:44 -0700
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On Thu, 27 Apr 2006 01:02:20 GMT, Bob Badour <> wrote:

>Gene Wirchenko wrote:
>> On Wed, 26 Apr 2006 23:07:33 GMT, Bob Badour
>> <> wrote:
>> [snip]
>>>I witnessed a hundred-million dollar family business that dominated its
>>>market fail over such nonsense.
>> Can you provide a case study of this?
>> [snip]
>When I left the project, I thought to myself: Within a year, they will
>replace all these programmers with lawyers. It took six months.
>The whole thing ended in a torrent of litigation, which I mostly
>ignored. Even though my involvement with the project ended more than a
>decade ago, if I were to consult a lawyer, he would tell me to keep my
>mouth shut. I am going to save myself the legal fee and just follow the
>The family business was eventually bought by a competitor whose name you
>would certainly recognize.

     Thank you for that. I really would like to see a case study of this or something similar. When people have said that no one has ever died from a programming error, I bring up the THERAC-25.


Gene Wirchenko Received on Thu Apr 27 2006 - 19:04:44 CEST

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