This week there has been numerous news articles about NASA having made a historical find on planet Mars.
I wonder what this could be! As this is a “legacy Modernization” forum, I keep my guesses/ humour only to related technology issues – such as Martian “equivalent” of Y2K, COBOL resources, never ending Business Rule-Extraction validations, and so on.
We know there is no life on Mars. But maybe there once was. Did NASA find evidence of a failed Martian's Environmental Control System - perhaps caused by :
- The new IT guys moved the application from Mainframe & Unix boxes to run on an iPhone / iPad (sounded like a good idea at the time)
- computer never auto-rebooted from Blue-Screen of Death.
- Y2K project didn’t finish in time
- The ERP implementation of the system was abandoned after $200 Billion (see previous post)
- The management waited too long, all legacy resources had left deciding before modernization project started
- The move from a procedural system to a rule / inference engine based one, well, it took a lot longer than envisaged
- The support Telephone line's automated options went on too long (for help with loss of atmosphere press 21 followed by # key, for help with … )
- They moved the system to a (methane?) cloud, but it dissipated
- the Modernization Patent Wars killed all projects. (don't worry, SoftwareMining is safe should similar problems start here on earth. Phew :) )
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