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Analogy to other industry

I may be wrong, or not well informed.The below is just my feeling.

Our fridge was under repair.It was twenty years old.The service centre people came, changed the major component with a new similar one, this means the company has not changed the major component ever since our model.There could be pros and cons in this.Pluses are continuous support, well designed.Minus could be the component has not been enhanced during this period.A contradictory point to the minus could be,the interface of component remain same over period where as the implementation could have been made efficient.

With respect to other components, few had backward compatible or work around techniques as our fridge was old.

Finally my conclusion, is how far has this component orientation has been possible in Software industry.Please leave your comments.


March 11, 2008 - Posted by | Software | ,


  1. Software doesn’t wear down in the literal sense as in a machine. If it works for a particular use case, it will continue to work forever. So software component change is required only when the use case changes. Which means its an enhancement.
    If you compare with say a bike, its like fixing a 200cc engine on a bike that came with a 150cc engine. Now a string of changes will be required, like say exhaust pipe, spark plug, intake valve so on.. Same thing occurs with software.

    Comment by Koushik | March 11, 2008 | Reply

  2. Major component might look similar,but its configuration and
    implementation can be different/modified . Growth and technology go hand in hand, i presume the company needs to maintain its standard to sustain in the market…

    Comment by Raji | March 14, 2008 | Reply

  3. well done, guy

    Comment by Julietnb | March 25, 2008 | Reply

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