(j3.2006) (SC22WG5.5764) [ukfortran] RE: RE: Units of measure

Anton Shterenlikht mexas
Fri Jul 8 09:56:34 EDT 2016

On 08/07/2016, Van Snyder <Van.Snyder at jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:
> Nobody got fired.  The $300 millions of taxpayer money was not recovered

Van, I have some interest in your proposal, but
I think you should stop using this story as a motivation
for it, because it's having the opposite effect.
You posted enough negative information about the
management of this project, and of your organisation
more generally, for me to conclude that
this story is one of a management failure,
and little to do with programming.
Speaking as a mechanical engineer, it would be wrong,
perhaps immoral, to lobby for O-rings with a capacity to report gaps,
just to mitigate potential management failures,
similar to the one that led to the 1986 Challenger disaster [1].


[1] http://history.nasa.gov/rogersrep/v1ch6.htm

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