Computer Software - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
The Pub For General Discussion

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-07-02, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
Veteran Ford Member
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Searching for a new home
Posts: 3,657
Computer Software

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
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.
russellw is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-07-02, 08:48 PM
Copyright �2003
Grunter's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: In a galaxy, far, far away
Age: 47
Posts: 1,517
lol :s5

"To be afraid is to be alive - to act against that fear is to be a person of courage."

the house of grunt
Click on the above link to go to a site about my cars, old and new.
Grunter is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-07-02, 09:16 PM
CEO - The BSR Group
Mr Sparkle's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: The sound of 1 cylinder bank
Posts: 4,400
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!!

Now powered by PCOTY WINNING SR20DET - 32% engine weight, 37% capacity, 50% cylinder count
Clicky clicky here for previous ride! I still miss her!
Mr Sparkle is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Driver who ran down officer 'was re-enacting computer game' MrPlow2 The Pub 17 07-23-03 09:48 AM
Problem with EL Trip computer russell Interior | Electrical | ECU 10 08-16-02 04:14 AM
Software (a rant) russellw The Pub 1 04-07-02 11:51 PM
computer jokes HSE2 The Pub 1 01-25-02 01:15 AM
Computer virus? Falchoon The Pub 3 10-18-01 09:48 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome