This is 100% non-military justice. I ask people, howe er, why is it technology companies must push out “updates” even when there is nothing to change?  Tonight three companies, Verizon, Microsoft, and WordPress, pushed out new content in an update that (a) addressed phantom problems, (b)  rendered a previously functional system temporarily non-functional, and (c)  not only failed to improve the system, but made the system affirmatively worse.

12 Responses to “Warning Rant: Updates Don’t Mean Better”

  1. Christopher Mathews says:

    There’s a patch that’ll fix that problem.

  2. stewie says:

    I love(d) Firefox, but then they completely changed it to make it “better/cleaner” and now it’s much worse than it use to be.
    Someone has to justify all those worker bees though.

  3. Ama Goste says:

    Performance report material

  4. Soonergrunt says:

    But if you just install this update to repair the fix that you patched, then everything will be back to normal, including the problem that you didn’t know you had in the first place, and we’ll gift you with two new security vulnerabilities.
    Just give me your major credit card number, and this problem will soon be insignificant for you…

  5. Peanut Gallery says:

    “. . . pushed out new content in an update that (a) addressed phantom problems, (b) rendered a previously functional system temporarily non-functional, and (c) not only failed to improve the system, but made the system affirmatively worse.”

       I totally thought this was going to be about Article 120.

  6. PhilCave says:

    Oh good one PG! :-)

  7. Marcus Fulton says:

    Nice.

  8. Christopher Mathews says:

    I think Peanut Gallery wins the Internet.

  9. Mike "No Man" Navarre says:

    Nice one PG.  Best comment of the year.  That and $3.75 will get you a cup of Joe at Starbucks, but there you go.

  10. Peanut Gallery says:

    I realize it’s only February, but if you can remember me come December and the CAAFlog end-of-year awards.  I never win anything (except the Internet!).

  11. Zachary Spilman says:

    I’ll remember you.

  12. Mike "No Man" Navarre says:

    In that case PG, here’s a coupon for one free internet.  Again, that and $3.75 . . . .