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CS 2401 Discussion Assignment Unit 1 A passenger aircraft is composed of several millions of parts and requires thousands of persons to assemble. A four-lane highway bridge is another example of complexity. The first version of Word for Windows, a word processor released by Microsoft in 1989, required 55 person-years, resulted in 249,000 lines of source code, and was delivered 4 years late. Aircraft and highway bridges are usually delivered on time and within budget, whereas software is often not. Discuss what are, in your opinion, the differences between developing an aircraft, a bridge, and a word processor that would cause this situation. The significant difference between developing an aircraft, a bridge, and software is, aircraft and bridge are visible hardware, so it has to go through some preparation such as designing the product and deciding on the materials to use to build the products. Some of the things that would be considered are:

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