Andrew’s Fifth Rule of Cybernetics

There is nothing as permanent as a temporary fix.


About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I work in the high tech world doing software release engineering Then I got prostate cancer Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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17 Responses to Andrew’s Fifth Rule of Cybernetics

  1. …or as temporary as a “permanent” fix…

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  2. Mozilla did an update and now my homeschool program won’t work on it. I thought of you.

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  3. pommepal says:

    If it works why change it again… I wish someone would tell the WP techies that….

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  4. If a temporary fix works and does the trick there’s no incentive to make it permanent.

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  5. And it’s true for so many things, too. My church was in a temporary building for almost 10 years!

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  6. Ha! That is so very true, Andrew. Hugs.

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  7. Especially one that’s repeatable. The time I’ve saved not having to really solve a problem–it’s stunning.

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  8. Dave Foyle says:

    Got that right! And since the code that you add is only “temporary”, you don’t need to bother to comment it in the code, or document it, right? You’ll remember it since you’ll fix it in a few days. Which somehow turns into 5 years later. 🙂

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