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Patch Update Like No Other -- From Toyota

You can't miss Toyota in the news; the massive recall has put the company front and center. A side note resulting from that news is that the company is sending customers a software update that might correct the problems, at least in regards to the software. Even more interesting is this comment to a Slashdot submitter, with the mother-of-all-key-phrases:

You already took the 100 million lines of code when you bought the car. Now do you want the bug fixes, or would you rather find out what a "fatal exception" means in more physical terms?

In some ways, this reminds me of the joke, "If Microsoft built cars...", only this joke isn't funny in the least.

Posted by Michael Domingo on 02/26/2010 at 11:59 AM

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