|Flash ROMs for calculators|
Message #3 Posted by Andrés C. Rodríguez on 11 May 2000, 11:29 a.m.,
in response to message #2 by Joe Panico
Flash upgradeability is a good thing, but it also may produce:
* Relaxation of quality controls and good design, because "it may be fixed later"
* Many, much many versions of the same product, since each version may have its own bugs, etc.
In the PC industry, both things happened for quite a time, and the day is coming in which there will be no two machines, even with identical hardware, that are equal enough (BIOS, different OS, releases of OS, service packs, drivers, dll libraries, english/french/deutsch/spanish versions...). Then the application developers have a very difficult time adapting and supporting anything in such varied environment.
I hope calculator users are not headed to such landscape.