Knight Trading almost put itself out of business when software ran wild and executed millions of trades.
If a powerful entity like the NSA is after you, no software is likely to save you.
The NSA might gain additional latitude when the software it wants to exploit is no longer supported by its parent company.
At the time, I had recently transferred to Philadelphia from Austin, Texas, while working as a software consultant for IBM.
The company pins the fiasco on the British software company for inflating its books.
So why should the big manufacturers, publishing houses, record companies, software companies and fashion houses worry?
Today, the term machine is evocative of software rather than hardware.
Depending on the hard- and software used and their settings not all used symbols and characters may display correctly.
Hardware was there, like hammers and planes; and software, like sugar and meal.
Depending on the hard- and software used, not all characters and symbols may display properly or at all.
The programs, programming languages, and data that direct the operations of a computer system. Word processing programs and Internet browsers are examples of software. Compare hardware.