Problem

Inflexible technology

Other Names:
Rigid technological systems
Incidence:
As currency inflation leapt in Brazil, calculators became defunct because their displays could not cope with multiplication of the large figures. Some telephone systems are not able to expand beyond a certain number of subscriber numbers, despite capability to have more connections, simply because the computer control can only accept telephone numbers of a certain number of digits and these permutations have run out.
Narrower Problems:
Inflexible computer systems
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Subject(s):
Systems
Technology Technology
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET