A couple of lessons on the hazards of proprietary software
Posted Aug 10, 2006 7:48 UTC (Thu) by bluefoxicy
Parent article: A couple of lessons on the hazards of proprietary software
The garage thing is lol, the medical thing is not funny. I would have called a lawyer and discussed the risks and liabilities we can put the company at for not facilitating the continued access and smooth transition from their system to a new one.
If someone would have died or suffered significant discomfort due to not having access to medical records, what then? Tammy is allergic to Valium; oops, sorry, our vendor is being an asshole and won't let us read your records, your brain has inflated three times and you are now a retard? No, screw that, I don't play that way and they would have less than five minutes to give me an acceptable response from the moment the whole debacle began before I would have several lawyers contacting their legal department.
There is "proprietary software may cause some headaches," and then there is "some people are too stupid to be allowed to tell you what you can do with their products." When it comes to peoples' lives, the person in charge of whether people live or die REQUIRES complete control of ALL tools at his disposal, regardless of whether he can pay for them or not. Dr. Notes has earned a stab in the face.
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