Martin Griss, principal scientist for Hewlett-Packard's Software Technology Laboratory and consortium steering committee member, added that developing crash-proof computers is critical to the fortunes of the technology companies themselves -- whether they're selling to consumers or corporate customers.I'm sure you'll all have a good snicker over Microsoft's name being listed as one of the participants. Thanks to the Shack for the link.
``Take a single printer. It has software embedded in it. It has to be reliable,'' Griss said. ``Another example is a high-end (Internet) server. If it goes down, you can imagine how it would impact people surfing, buying and selling.''