The threat of old code, making us vulnerable, even with nice, shiny new layers of code sitting on top of it.

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The threat of old code, making us vulnerable, even with nice, shiny new layers of code sitting on top of it.

Originally shared by John Hagel

Software is eating the world, but what are we going to do about the fact that it sucks? A timely warning

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6 comments

  1. My flight was delayed by 2 hours yesterday as a result of this (I guess they are still running behind schedule).

  2. That sucks, Christine DeGraff​​. 

  3. What makes it worse Gideon Rosenblatt is I arrived 3 hours early because I was sharing a cab, then found out there was 2 hour delay, and it was a 4-5 hour flight and I lost 3 hours during the trip home (Vegas to Philadelphia) – so the entire day was shot.

  4. Yup…. technical debt. Funny, I reshared this old blog post of ours on July 6th… https://plus.google.com/+DavidKutcher/posts/9FG2SXRFokz

    “Technical debt is the deference of long term outlook for short term results. Because this is so often accrued on a developmental level, the full impacts are not usually realized until the deficit is already significant and ramifications sometimes dire.”

    oops.

  5. Yeah, David Kutcher​, Cobol will be with us in the rise of the machines. 😉

  6. Gideon Rosenblatt​ they’re talking about major systems, but it’s even worth us in “simple” websites and content management systems like WordPress. 

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