[Wolves] A hot potato subject.
wayne at machx.co.uk
Fri Dec 17 17:54:59 GMT 2004
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevanf1" <kevanf1 at gmail.com>
To: "Wolverhampton Linux User Group" <wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk>
Sent: Friday, December 17, 2004 12:55 PM
Subject: [Wolves] A hot potato subject.
> Does anybody know of a real life situation where an operating system,
> by a very well known company who I will not name for legal reasons,
> has caused serious harm or even death?
> Most people have heard the technology joke about how if cars had
> progressed at the same pace as 'this particular OS' then we would
> expect them to crash twice a day. But is there a real life version?
> Some mission critical computer system crashing and people being hurt
> or killed because of it.
> It's merely a curiosity that has cropped up on another mailing list.
> Take care.
> Kevan Farmer
Dunno about hurt, but the most famous one I heard was the 20 billion pound
battleship that had to be towed back to
port on its first outing because their NT servers all crashed and they could
not control engines or steering.
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