Reply to post:

Y2K quick-fix crick? 1920s come roaring back after mystery blip at UK's vehicle licensing agency

Loyal Commenter Silver badge

And after all, the fix bought another two decades of time – surely beancounters would have stumped up the cost of a proper fix, or systems simply been replaced, by then?

As with most technical debt, it won't get paid down until it absolutely has to be, no matter whether fixing it properly woudl save money in the long term. The root of this issue is the short-termism of monthly/yearly accounting, and quarterly reporting. Good luck patching capitalism to fix that one.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon


Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2020