The Verge – The Ancient computers in the Boeing 737 MAX are holding up a fix
IFA Comment: Interesting
Writing for The Verge, Darryl Campbell covers the perils of fixing a hardware problem with software.
‘A brand-new Boeing 737 Max gets built in just nine days. In that time, a team of 12,000 people turns a loose assemblage of parts into a finished $120 million airplane with some truly cutting-edge technology: winglets based on ones designed by NASA, engines that feature the world’s first one-piece carbon-fiber fan blades, and computers with the same processing power as, uh, the Super Nintendo.’