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Old 04-07-2002, 19:46   #1 (permalink)
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New York-People for the Ethical Treatment of Software (PETS) announced today that seven more software companies have been added to the group's "watch list" of companies that regularly practice software testing.
"There is no need for software to be mistreated in this way so that
companies like these can market new products," said Ken Grandola,
spokesperson for PETS. Alternative methods of testing these products are
available."
According to PETS, these companies force software to undergo lengthy and
arduous tests, often without rest, for hours or days at a time.
Employees are assigned to "break" the software by any means necessary, and inside sources report that they often joke about "torturing" the software.
"It's no joke," said Grandola. "Innocent programs, from the day they are compiled, are cooped up in tiny rooms and "crashed" for hours on end.
They spend their whole lives on dirty, ill-maintained computers, and are
unceremoniously deleted when they're not needed anymore." Grandola said the software is kept in unsanitary conditions and is infested with bugs.
"We know that alternatives to this horror exist," he said, citing industry
giant Microsoft Corporation as a company that has become successful without resorting to software testing.
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I am in trouble in that case... having come through the ranks as a developer, the things I have subjected my software to would have me locked up and the key thrown away.

Also what I have subjected the hardware around the office to as well would have me put to the chair!!
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