Thank God It’s Friday!
At a recent software engineering management course in the US, the participants were given an awkward question to answer. ‘If you had just boarded an airliner and discovered that your team of programmers had been responsible for the flight control software, how many of you would disembark immediately?’ Among the forest of raised hands, only one man sat motionless. When asked what he would do, he replied that he would be quite content to stay onboard. With his team’s software, he said, the plane was unlikely to even taxi as far as the runway, let alone take off.
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Do you remember?
5 years ago
- Apple releases OS X Mountain Lion for desktops
- Risen 2: Dark Waters is released on PS3 and Xbox360
- Corel announces it has acquired Pinnacle products from Avid
10 years ago
- The Apple iPhone Jailbreaking method is introduced to the public
- Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword is released on Windows
- The Internet domain name business.com is sold to R.H. Donnelley for $345 Million USD
20 years ago
- Microsoft releases DirectX 5.0
- Carmageddon is released on Windows
- The Mars Pathfinder successfully lands on Mars July 4, 1997. The NASA Pathfinder website showing real-time images sent from the Pathfinder on Mars receives more than 100 million hits during its first four days. In response to the popularity, NASA sets up 25 mirror pages to handle the traffic. The site sets a new popularity record.