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Quality of Life

I'm on a crusade. A crusade for better quality of life. In fact, a crusade for quality that means life. A lot of money is wasted. People are being injured, sometimes seriously, or even being killed because of poor quality software. We have the power to help put an end to it. If you have read any of my previous posts, you may have noticed a recurring theme: software quality. Even if the post wasn't about that at all, it seemed to always crop up. And that is what my crusade is about. I need your help.

Picaxe and Parallax: Crimes Against Humanity

Picaxe and Parallax: Crimes Against Humanity

October 5, 2014

That's a pretty strong title. And of course it is mostly hype. But I am strongly against many of Picaxe (Revolution Education) and Parallax products. The Parallax Basic Stamp products, and the copy-cat products like Pic Basic and Rev Ed's Picaxe products, are doing as much harm as good for the future of society. Let me explain why.