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Old 02-18-2005, 12:55 PM
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While I'm relatively new to the SC set, searching threads it wasn't too long ago that Andy and Tim were both in the exploration phase. Now it seems as though there are two very impressive, reliable, relatively simple and cost effective solutions.

Progress will likely continue, and it seems like the software/hardware is the logical next step.

Only a matter of time until someone comes up with something, and I can't wait.
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The tools exist in prototype form, work, and a great deal of the work was funded by yours and mine, the good uncle..... Sam

There are many other advanced software that exist, but are applied for specific uses. As fas as Microsoft goes, they do not always want the product to be perfect. The continuity of product develpment and support services becomes limiting if your product is perfected.. It is about marketshare and upgrades based on the PERCEPTION of success. Maintenance and support are a significant part of software revenue. If the product were perfected, this would be diminished.

Advanced software with error rates in the compiler codes, and programming language already exists. The question becomes one of cost, technical availability, and the perception in the environment. ADA is a language that is exponentially more accurate than other languages that is used by MSFT et al... It is not commercialized because of many differences in mass market philosophy vs accuracy and efficiency of product. David, in many of the exacting requirements of real time constraint programming and software engineering, MSFT is simply out of their league. They sell in many cases inferiorly functional products with excellent marketing. Most people no longer care about actual functionality and product efficiency, so they buy the hype. I have seen this first hand in both public and private sectors of the software business.

If you are not sure, the next time you get on an Airbus aircraft, the guidance system of the control computer is written in ADA..... So are many spacecraft and mission critical progframs in the aerospace industry. MASFT makes more money, because they figured out that the public does not really care about the best available product on a technical basis. They care about price and an acceptable level of usability. "Acceptable" being the operative word. In aviation, when you have an error in the guidance system, the aircraft crashes and people die..

In any event, the cost of having a team of Software Engineers go over the LH & EZK for this tiny a market is prohibitive unless someone is willing to foot the bill. I am not as I do not see this as a worthwhile business proposition. I have ready access to a team of very senior people who actually teach the guys at MSFT at my disposal in India. If anyone is interested in footing the bill, I will be happy to give them access to the team at cost. It is for the same reason, I did not develop my SC system for resale as a business. The returns are ridiculous, and the market is extremely limited.

John hit the point I was trying to make. It is cost prohibitive to make a mass market solution for upgradable LH & EZK using a team. I suspect collaborative solutions can be found if many were to pool resources (time) and knowledge.

Another example would be our 928 Porsches... Excellent product, designed and built by some of the finest engineers..... Did it sell and take over the market for Porsche.?

Ford Mustang.... According to Carroll Shelby... "Secretary's Car, not worth a damn" Did it sell and take over market share..?

Excellent products are often surpassed by more marketable ones.....! I don't make the rules.... As a businessman, Dave, I am sure you know what I mean.
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