Seven Software Companies Added To Watch

Seven Software Companies Added To Watch List

New York — People for Ethical Treatment of Software (PETS) announced
today that seven more software companies have been added to the groups watch
list of companies that regularly practice software testing.

There is no need for software to be mistreated in this way so that companies
like these can market new products, said Ken Grandola, spokesperson for PETS.
Alternative methods of testing these products are available.

According to PETS, these companies force software to undergo lengthly and
arduous tests, often without rest, for hours or days at a time. Employees are
assigned to break the software by any means necessary, and inside sources
report that they often joke about torturing the software.

Its no joke, said Grandola. Innocent programs, from the day they are
compiled, are cooped up in tiny rooms and crashed for hours on end. They spend
their whole lives on dirty, ill-maintained computers, and are unceremoniously
deleted when theyre not needed anymore.

Grandola said the software is kept in unsanitary conditions and is infested with

We know that alternatives to this horror exist, he said, citing industry giant
Microsoft Corporation as a company that has become successful without resorting
to software testing.

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