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Leveson94

  1. Nancy G Leveson<leveson@cs.washington.edu>
  2. High-Pressure Steam Engines and Computer Software
  3. IEEE Software Magazine V27n10(Oct 1994)pp65-73
  4. =HISTORY RISKS SAFETY ENGINEERING
      Problems occur when the technology gets ahead of the science and the society(education, legislations, ethics,...).

      Strong parallels.

      Distinction between "invention" and "science".

      Safety features no better than the science underlying them.

      Operators and managers overriding safety mechanisms.

      Experts advocating simple and proved safe technology.

      Do not abandon old principles when adopting software: "no single point of failure"

      Need validated knowledge about what techniques work (and how they work) in different environments.

      Including human interface problems.



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