Okay, if even burger flippers are going to be joining the unemployment roles due to productivity gains, what’s so unthinkable about European-style work hours and vacations?
Bad software. It’s everywhere. I know a guy who stinks as a programmer. He makes about 60k a year, and at least ¼ of his time is spent maintaining a particular pile of crap program that he birthed into this world 5 years ago. He’s constantly welding more junk on to get it to do the latest thing that his company “needs”. The thing is a complete monstrosity. How it hasn’t collapsed under its own weight is a miracle. And if the guy ever leaves, it will probably take a new developer a good 3 months of doing nothing else, just to figure out the basics of this (shudder) application. There’s no documentation, no source control, hell, where there are comments they’re really just disinformation at this point.
Chris Coulter proclaims August 19th to be The International Tablet PC Meetup Day. Pick a meeting place in your area and spread the word….