Software shapes life

Just another story I presented on a few occasions already.

Belgium has a very developed temporary job market. One particular feature of temporary contracts, also called interim contracts is that they are made for the period of 1 week and then renewed as needed. The 1-week length is perceived as a tradtion not a requirement, as the only legal limit to interim contracts is 6 months. Only few people know that this tradition comes from the limitation of the interim mangement software called ISI wich is still used by ~90% of all interim offices in Belgium. The original ISI software allowed to make contracts and invoices for 1 week at most, this forcing all the interim market to live by 1-week cycles.