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A great 13 year old book about major incidents related to computer failures

The Heathrow titsup reminded me about a book I have on my shelf. I went to search for it and finally found it covered in dust. It is a hard cover published in '95, called Fatal defect, chasing killer computer bugs, by Ivars Peterson. It made me wonder what lessons, if any, IT practitioners have learnt in the intervening 13 years. IT has no concept of safety officers and no body like the FAA to report and independently verify IT major incidents, even fatal ones.

The book references these events:


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