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Bricklin: Software That Lasts 200 Years

Jul 15, 2004, 22:45 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Bricklin)

"In many human endeavors, we create infrastructure to support our lives which we then rely upon for a long period of time. We have always built shelter. Throughout most of recorded history, building or buying a home was a major starting step to growing up. This building would be maintained and used after that, often for the remainder of the builder's life span and in many instances beyond. Components would be replaced as they wore out, and the design often took the wear and tear of normal living into account. As needs changed, the house might be modified. In general, though, you thought of a house as having changes measured in decades.

"Likewise, human societies also create infrastructure that are built once, then used and trusted for a long period of time..."

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