Reply to post: Re: Soon never seems soon enough

Reliable system was so reliable, no one noticed its licence had expired... until it was too late

Anonymous Coward
Anonymous Coward

Re: Soon never seems soon enough

I've been at the same place for 19 years. The first year a department bought a new version of their primary software but refused to bring the data over from the old version. 6 years later they did it again. Now we have 2 old systems just sitting around for the times when historical data is needed. One of these days one of them isn't going to wake up and the wailing and gnashing of teeth will be epic.

Luckily I have multiple email CYAs - not that we still won't be blamed for any failure of course. ;)

Did I mention that the original developer was a one man band and he died? Without the software being put in a repository? Oh, and this is our legal department too.

And in light of that - Anon.

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