Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th May 2014 21:24 UTC
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It's hard to explain to regular people how much technology barely works, how much the infrastructure of our lives is held together by the IT equivalent of baling wire.

Computers, and computing, are broken.

Software sucks. It really, really sucks. I have yet to meet a piece of software that didn't make me go "...eh." several times per hour - whether it be a videogame, a browser, or an operating system.

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Heck, even the "NULL" program is broken
by softdrat on Tue 27th May 2014 02:19 UTC
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2008-09-17

Long ago I ran the program IEFBR14. Ran it many times. This program did absolutely NOTHING - it's sole purpose was return control to the operating system.

The program was 2 bytes long. Return control to the OS. One simple machine instruction. Absolutely nothing could go wrong. Right?

It had a bug.

http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Risks/6.14.html#subj1

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