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Monday, August 31, 2015 Leave a comment Go to comments

The tranquillity of living in rural Cornwall, among other things,  has finally persuaded me to retire. I might finish my private software projects; I might write one or two text books. On the other hand, I might not. There’s no hurry, any more, even to make the decision!

This blog will disappear soon and the main company website will be relegated to a holding page before disappearing itself, when the company does.

I’ve enjoyed my career, on the whole, but I’m not sure how much I’ve done, if anything, to slow the escalation of needless complexity in embedded software or – more importantly – to halt the corresponding decline of engineering standards in the industry, particularly when it comes to supposedly safety-critical products. But this lament has been coming from the mouths of older engineers since I got my first job in 1968 – and probably before that, too! Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

To all who have perused this blog, thank you for your interest.

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  1. Dan
    Monday, August 31, 2015 at 17:26

    Peter, I’ve enjoyed reading your posts over the years. Wishing you a very enjoyable and relaxing retirement.

    P.S. I share your lament regarding the quality of embedded software these days. In fact, I think it’s even worse outside the embedded world – app developers push out new “features” faster & faster, to the point where every time my smart phone updates a set of apps, I wonder which ones are broken. And don’t even get me started on the declining quality of OSX on the Mac…

  2. Dave
    Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 06:04

    Peter, thank you for your work, completed and incomplete. Your contribution was always appreciated. Enjoy yourself, and feel free to visit whenever you want.

    Don’t worry, we will continue the fight against unnecessary complexity! Dave

  3. Peter Bushell
    Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 13:12

    Dan, Dave…

    Thank you for your supportive comments!

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