Jeff Moden (10/17/2016)
I was aghast to find an old Clipper app still being maintained, although it didn't really need much maintaining. For next to no investment it was cheerfully generating £2million per year!
IT religious wars abound and it seems as if the open-source ethos is to create yet another divergent fork then spin it off as a separate product rather than get the fix committed to the trunk.
Interesting takes on both parts.
My stance is that I don't believe in "new improved things" that aren't actually better. Nope, not a Luddite, either. Improvements to the wheel are welcome but it still needs to be round. 😀 When I see folks spend more than a quarter million dollars on software that does no better a job than SSIS and takes longer to implement something on it, I'm thinking that someone needs to take another look and cut their losses.
As someone once said, "Change is inevitable... change for the better is not".
I cut some of the middle of this quote because it can be seen above. My comment is this: I'm still running three of my PERSONAL machines on Win XP because it works for my purposes, but it is no longer supported. I would NOT be running three machines for an employer without explicit instructions to do so, because it would be irresponsible to do so. True
sometimes 'new and improved' is not necessarily better but it may be prudent. Unless, of course, your Dad owns the company. And in my case, even that would have been a huge mistake. Sometimes those new things might just be the grease that keeps the bearings from wearing out.
Incidentally, this winter I'll be rebuilding one of those XP machines with Win 8.1, not the latest thing available but because it makes sense for my situation. I most likely will migrate another one to new hardware AND OS because, as I mentioned in an earlier comment, I've maxed out the hardware capability and need to take preventive action before it dies.
The wheel may continue to be round, but the bearings may wear out someday.
Disaster Recovery = Backup ( Backup ( Your Backup ) )