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Date:      Fri, 10 Aug 2007 13:09:17 +0100
From:      Adam J Richardson <fatman.uk@gmail.com>
To:        Wojciech Puchar <wojtek@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl>
Cc:        Robert C Wittig <wittig.robert@sbcglobal.net>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Convince me, please!
Message-ID:  <46BC556D.8020709@crackmonkey.us>
In-Reply-To: <20070810094021.U76834@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl>
References:  <080920071232.28864.46BB09770001C036000070C0220075033008099A0E0B0B0703D20D010D@comcast.net>	<200708092234.52861.bastill@adam.com.au> <46BB458E.30408@sbcglobal.net> <20070810094021.U76834@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl>

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Hi Wojciech,

Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> and about DOS apps - few small companies are still using our 18-year old 
> (so really mature ;) DOS apps. when asked if they like me to write new 
> unix version (+lots of adventages here, remote sessions etc.) then don't.
> they just don't like to pay anymore because this 18-year program JUST 
> WORKS.

That reminds me of my last job. It's a big multinational company [let's 
call it Torus, for no particular reason] but knows almost nothing about 
computing. They're using some old database software from 1000000000000 
years BC. There's no security on it at all. I was able to use M$ Excel 
to peek inside it at the data. Unfortunately when I did that I locked 
absolutely everyone in the company out of the database at the same time. 
Heh. There's an example of a program that's old and sucks.

Adam J Richardson




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