One previous example is Reagan-National airport in Washington, D.C., where runways 1/19 and 4/22 were originally 18/36 and 3/21.
I think you mean 1/19 used to be 36/18. If runway 1 became 18 and 19 became 36 that would be one hell of a magnatic drift.
The solution to that is to not buy such software. If it is not free or simply licensed, just do not use it.
... tell that to my boss.
Simply buying less software doesn't solve the problem. I work in a development environment where sdk's, runtimes, libraries and so on that we don't "buy" are the hardest technologies to keep track of in terms of license compliance.
I keep reading that `50,000 people` are in his debt but that would assume a 0% mortality rate. I wonder what the real numbers are.
They are called computers simply because computation is the only significant job that has so far been given to them.