Dec TU-56 Question

From: Jerome H. Fine <>
Date: Thu Aug 8 20:00:00 2002

>Tony Duell wrote:

> So do I. I often spend weeks repairing all the faults in a machine, and
> then when I get it working, I rarely power it up again :-). Faultfinding
> is fun -- it's like solving puzzles.

Jerome Fine replies:

Maybe that is why software can be even more fun - for those
of us who enjoy the challenge. With software, there is never
any end of enhancements. So after all the bugs are fixed, a
program can still provide a great deal of enjoyment.

And I even found a bug in RT-11 operating system software
that is almost 20 years old. What is curious is that it was found
when I was looking at the code and realized it would not function
correctly the way it was written. In normal operation, the bug
probably occurs so rarely that it can't even be duplicated. As
a result, it probably gets chalked up to random radiation on the
rare chance it does occur.

But I certainly seem to be in the minority on the list which
seems to feel that hardware is .....

Sincerely yours,

Jerome Fine
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