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From: Winfield Hill
Subject: Re: Contract Dispute questions.
Date: 20 Nov 2002 06:01:51 -0800
Organization: Rowland Institute
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> All the software written to date wouldn't even fill up one floppy
> disk which had room for two gerber files and had disk space to spare.
> We are looking at a small program way under 700KB.
Actually that sounds like a rather large program.
>> There's little doubt the problem isn't insufficient memory space,
>> even if the over-extended fellow used that as an excuse, but
>> instead simply inadequate software expertise and implementation.
> This is important to me. What is the technical explanation that a
> software fix would have succeeded? His engineers said that there
> was not enough addressable memory.
There are many methods programmers employ to efficiently run in a
modest amount of memory; 64k is a lot, many of us get by with 2k
or 4k in embedded designs. It can certainly be a programming issue.
>> Let's assume that you have a solid hardware platform.
> Not even close. As I said it froze up the PC by just leaving it
> plugged in.
So does my PC, due to classic software faults (thanks Microsoft);
the pc is solid.
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