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Re: A serious bug in execution – where to debug?

On Wed, 31 Jul 2019 at 16:11, Roman Perepelitsa
<roman.perepelitsa@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Once upon a time there lived Jack -- the sole designer and
> manufacturer of TV sets that bore his name. He took pride in the
> functional and aesthetic properties of his product. Jack TVs had a
> slick screen that looked almost weightless, and a nice remote for
> turning the TV on and off. Then one day an enterprising distributor
> showed up in town and started bundling Jack TV together with other
> home appliances and advertising rocks as a general tool for turning
> off electronic devices. "It often works", he said. Jack shook his head
> ...

Once upon a time there was Garry that had been the designer of the
Hi-Fi that worn his name. He was providing his users with a remote for
the Hi-Fi. Then an enterprising distributor showed up in town and
started bundling Garry Hi-Fi together with a remote, that had a
special function: it allowed to record the music to a pendrive
provided that the hour was even. Each new user at the beginning was
little puzzled with the feature:

1. It provided an amount of uncertainty – some customers when holding
the remote in their hands had small but causing discomfort part of
their minds focused on the question: "Is the hour odd or even?"
2. It caused disappointments when user wanted to record the music
currently being played, but the hour was odd.
3. The user's were questioning the meaningfulness of such feature
(side note: this recalls me the reactions to Intel's hyperthreading,
the "not full hardware threads")

However, over the time, point (1) basically dropped. The anxiety
simply dispersed. The point (2) resolved with "it's not that big of a
deal, with calm attitude all I need to do is simply wait approx 1 hour
to record". (3) resolved with "the feature is a must-have, it allows
me to effectively move my music to the computer or mp3 player". Who
would today want to resign from hyperthreads?

Sebastian Gniazdowski
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