Archives For Thought for the day

    Simply put, it is possible to have convenience if you want to tolerate insecurity, but if you want security, you must be prepared for inconvenience.

Gen. Benjamin Chidlaw (1954)

It is highly questionable whether total system safety is always enhanced by allocating functions to automatic devices rather than human operators, and there is some reason to believe that flight-deck automation may have already passed its optimum point.

Earl Wiener (1980)

An Outside Context Problem was the sort of thing most civilisations encountered just once, and which they tended to encounter rather in the same way a sentence encountered a full stop. 

Iain Banks

Never confuse volume with authority.

Graham Long

One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results

Milton Friedman

Out of this nettle – danger, we pluck this flower – safety.

William Shakespeare