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.
Problem Type: F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update 01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET