Lies, Damn Lies and Version Numbers

The first version of Oracle was released in 1979 was version 2. They released it as version 2 knowing that customers might be hesitant to buy a product that was not mature. So how do you make a product mature? By incrementing the major version number of course.

The latest offender in Law and Order, SVU (Special Versions Unit) is Microsoft, who almost nonsensically went directly from Windows 8 to Windows 10 this week, fulfilling the prophecy of a 2013 April Fool’s Joke. I use the word “nonsensically” because they have yet to offer a logical explanation for the skipping of version 9.

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