The store will be closed for software upgrade

April 5, 2022
In 2022, I can't think of any legitimate reason that a place of business should need to close for a software upgrade.

I stumbled upon this gem recently on LinkedIn. The photographer’s neighborhood fueling station is scheduled to be closed on April 14, for a software upgrade. (Shared with permission)

I don’t know how much money this store makes on an average day, but no doubt, this is an expensive upgrade!

Now I wouldn’t necissarily expect a corner gas station to have their POS (or whatever other system) upgraded automatically via continuous deployment. But in 2022, I can’t think of any legitimate reason that a place of business should need to close for a software upgrade.

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