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What bugs me the most? World+dog just accepts crap software resilience

Doctor Syntax Silver badge

"But it's also possible to treat the standards as a box-ticking exercise."

I'd put the finger on ISO 9000 as the source of many ills. It was, in essence, a standard for box-ticks. However mediocre the product, providing the mediocrity was achieved consistently the process by which it was achieved met the required standard.

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