Or a TARDIS
Though to me it seems that if you sold used cars like you sold software you would go to prison. If you sold real estate like you sold software you would go to prison.
"Hey buddy. I'll sell you a car. Sort of like the ones on the lot, but different and better. No not in stock yet be can have real soon. We'll need some money up front. Should have it in a few days. Thanks for the cash. But we've been having some problems at the auctions. It turns out we have to hire someone to go to the auctions. To do that we'll need a bit more cash. Great news we got a great car for you! But we need to ship it. We don't want to risk damaging it. We'll need a little more cash. Darn, we forgot about the shipping insurance but hey, you already own the car so we might as well get it here. Thanks for the cash. Great news it's here! Try it out. What, it's a right hand drive? You didn't specify, sorry we didn't ask. But there are kits we can install for just a few bucks more. If you want to we can subscribe you to upgrades and maintenance for a small fee. And check out those nice new floor mats! Oh, sorry, we didn't realize it was only running on 7 cylinders. But hey, we can fix it. Sorry, the warranty doesn't cover that but we will throw in a free tank of gas. Thanks and if you tell everyone how great we are we will throw in an extra year of maintenance for free!"
Software companies are below the slimiest of used car salesmen.
What! And become a bunch of Socialists!
That would be Congress.
"This isn't rocket science. Grab example schema from a private insurance firm, adapt them to this task, and go from there."
Ummmm..... yeah. From my experience in various industries every company has their own way of doing things. Which is the best way for *them* to do so based on their goals, business processes, historical IT projects, data and schema merged in when they bought another company or were acquired by one etc. Lets not forget said schema and implementations may be proprietary trade secrets or copyrighted. In other words, good luck with that.
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Lawyers beat brilliance every time.
Finding bugs is bad for "top talented" programmers salaries. So it's best not to have people who can reallly find bugs including designing tests for deep bugs or process bugs.
Nah. It would be cheaper just o release them in a major Chinese city where no one will notice the difference.
Demand cuts in social programs including health care. The World Bank and IMF are evil.
Corporations are the pinnacle of human achievement. Corporations are the most efficient, benevolent, and wise people on the planet.
From our benign corporate overlords.
Tech is often driven by the youth market. If you lose the young, you lose.
Perception is reality in regards to money.
"giving 1000's of jobs to the people"
And the US still has 7.4 pct U-3 unemployment and it worse in many other places in the world. Maybe if people and corporations stopped hoarding wealth we could pay for important things, such as infrastructure, and put people back to work.