Snap quiz: desk stuff

Nicholas Clark nick at
Thu Nov 23 11:56:16 GMT 2006

On Thu, Nov 23, 2006 at 10:34:35AM +0000, Andy Armstrong wrote:
> On 23 Nov 2006, at 10:19, Jonathan Stowe wrote:
> >You say that like it never happens :-p I *know* there is code I  
> >wrote in
> >1997 still in production.

Rather too much of what I did got thrown away by companies going bust.

First thing that I did that I know didn't get thrown away appears still
to be in use 5 years later:

> I got a mail the other night from someone who's still using an Acorn  
> A3000 with the SCSI board I designed for it sometime in the early  
> nineties. I claimed to be delighted but actually I was just wondering  
> why. My fingers wanted to type 'get a proper computer, fool'.

If it still works and still does the job, and the job hasn't changed, why
spend money and consume time changing?

Note all those ifs.

Nicholas Clark

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