Responding to a recent Gene Spafford blog entry I remembered the scene in Monty Python's Holy Grail and had to quote it:
King of Swamp Castle: When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I built it all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up. And that’s what you’re going to get, Lad, the strongest castle in all of England.
It got me thinking, for many of the IT products and or websites we use, what number castle are we on, and how deep is the swamp we're building on - how many iterations until it stops sinking into the muck?
Microsoft - 8 castles and only some signs we're not still going to sink into the swamp
3. Windows-95 (and 98, same architecture really)
Someone else care to count castles and/or speculate on swamp depth for another vendor and/or website?