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Our April Fools Day blog post from 2012 has become a reality


On April 1, 2012 we wrote:


April 1, 2012

Trials of ShopBot, our shop floor robot, indicate that we will meet the commercial target release of June this year. Retail staff are set to be a thing of the past with the Point of Sale software integrated ShopBot.  Besides selling product and taking payment from the shop floor, ShopBot will automatically order from suppliers and network with other ShopBots to track and apprehend would-be shoplifters. Retailers will be able to deploy ShopBot for the cost of 10% of an employee’s wage for a year.

It was an April Fool’s Day joke.

Now, April 1, 2024, we have some retailers with shop floor robots selling stock, tidying, cleaning and re-stocking inventory. In 12 years, the use of tech in retail has changed so much.

Here at Tower Systems, our focus is on delivering tech that enables local retailers to shine how they wish to. In our experience, local retailers prefer to offer personal service that leverages their local knowledge and experience, leaving the automated approach to retail to big businesses that tend to be less personal.

10 jokes about software programming


We’re sharing these to show we can laugh at ourselves (we’s a software development company):

  • How many software programmers does it take to change a light bulb? None. It’s a hardware problem.
  • Give a person a new software program, and frustrate them for a day. Teach a person to program, frustrate them for a lifetime.
  • It’s not a bug, It’s a feature!
  • Software undergoes beta testing shortly before it’s released. Beta is Latin for ‘still doesn’t work.’
  • Why did the programmer quit their job? because they didn’t get arrays.
  • What did 0 say to 1? You’re a bit too much.
  • What’s the difference between a vegan and a computer programmer? One is disgusted by rack of lamb and the other is disgusted by lack of RAM.
  • What do you call a group of programmers? An argument.
  • Why do programmers get Halloween and Christmas mixed up? Because Oct31 = Dec25
  • A programmer is asked to go to the shop and pick up a loaf of bread, and if they have eggs, get a dozen. They returned home with 12 loaves of bread. When asked, they said “they had eggs”

Humour, like any art form, is subjective.  We hope you had a laugh, or a chuckle at least.

Celebrating the Queen’s Birthday


Okay, we know it’s not her birthday and, yeah, we are keen for Australia to be a republic, but who would say no to a holiday? Not us!. No matter, our online businesses are open today, including offering Platinum Jubilee mint coin sets like these:

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