[FoRK] How Complex Systems Fail
b at b3k.us
Fri Nov 6 20:33:14 PST 2009
Bill Stoddard wrote:
> Guess I'm left scratching my head a bit too, wondering why the author
> felt the need to say 'Post-accident attribution accident to a <single
> cause> is fundamentally wrong.'
Likely because the prevailing wisdom in formal operations regimes is
that there is _a_ root cause and it can be identified, documented, and
recurrence eliminated. Hello, ITIL! The alternative is too terrifying
for folks with such a mindset to even contemplate.
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