On Mon, 4 May 2009 13:53:23 -0400, Mike Zdeb <msz03@ALBANY.EDU> wrote:
>there are many references to version 9.21 on the SAS web site
>is that the same as version 9.2 phase 2?
I seriously believe that disasters strike whenever marketing people are
allowed to set the version number. I can give you several examples:
(1) WordStar. I am not kidding. This was THE word processing application in
1980's. One day, the version number jumped to "2000." WordStart2000 killed
itself, its parents, and ancestors as well. :-) See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WordStar
(2) SPSS-X almost did the same thing to SPSS. In fact, it could have been
worse if X in Roman numerals wasn't indeed 10.
(3) Java. I sincerely believe that SUN would still be alive if it kept the
version numbers straight. Just an example of how messy it is, see http://java.sun.com/javase/6/webnotes/compatibility.html Good luck, Oracle!
(4) Windows ME. Need I say more?
This "sas 9.2 phase 2" mess reminds me of the 8.02, 8.2, and 8e debacle.
Not again... please. :-)