Striving for imperfection

Clients complaining of bugs in an application is quite a common scenario, but what about this case from Worse Than Failure where the client wated some “bugs” to be implemented:

All these non-implemented bugs added up to one unhappy customer. In their eyes, the software was far too “unbroken” for them to use. So, after spending a year and a half developing outdated and mediocre software, David’s team put on the final touches: a slew of bugs that made it look and function like the original.

Now that’s what you call software development 🙂

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First 100 dot coms to be registered

Just came across a list of the first 100 .coms to be registered via this blog post. IBM just missed out on the first 10. The list is comprised of the usual suspects, barring Microsoft (not surprising considering that the period is between early ’85 to late ’87). Here’s the top 15 from the list:

  1. SYMBOLICS.COM
  2. BBN.COM
  3. THINK.COM
  4. MCC.COM
  5. DEC.COM
  6. NORTHROP.COM
  7. XEROX.COM
  8. SRI.COM
  9. HP.COM
  10. BELLCORE.COM
  11. IBM.COM
  12. SUN.COM
  13. INTEL.COM
  14. TI.COM
  15. ATT.COM