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MIT Technology Review

Why Software Is So Bad

July 2002

For years we´ve tolerated buggy, bloated, badly organized computer programs. But soon, we´ll innovate, litigate and regulate them into reliability.

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  • Categorized in 17037

    Wind Power for Pennies

    Windmills may finally be ready to compete with fossil-fuel generators. The technology trick: turn them backwards and put hinges on their blades.

  • Categorized in 17035

    Antibody Drug Revival

    The human immune system is still the best resource for fighting disease. After a decade of failed promise, drugs that exploit it are finally flooding the market.

  • Categorized in 17032

    Ghana’s Digital Dilemma

    The lesson from West Africa: good computers and fast modems don’t matter if you can’t get a dial tone and the power keeps going out.

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