This is a lengthy but relentlessly fascinating story about the Boeing software (MCAS) whose recent malfunction killed hundreds of people. Not just worth a read, but probably worth multiple re-reads, too. I'll be thinking about this for a long time.

@marsroverdriver @marsroverdriver This, the Challenger accident, TMI, Chernobyl, Ford Pinto, Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Taum Sauk, etc.

All these engineering failures are worth knowing inside and out.

"The people who wrote the code for the original MCAS system were obviously terribly far out of their league and did not know it. How can they implement a software fix, much less give us any comfort that the rest of the flight management software is reliable?"

This is the money quote.

When I started working in the industry, I received an half-day training on "how your mistakes can kill people". I wonder now if it's standard practice.
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