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Many people believe the worst bugs are those that cause fatalities. To be sure, there haven't been many, but cases like the Therac-25 are widely seen as warnings against the widespread deployment of software in safety critical applications. Experts who study such systems, though, warn that even though the software might kill a few people, focusing on these fatalities risks inhibiting the migration of technology into areas where smarter processing is sorely needed. In the end, they say, the lack of software might kill more people than the inevitable bugs.

This article is a very interesting read.  Makes you feel a little better about that form validation you forgot to add.

Read History's Worst Software Bugs

Posted on Tuesday, November 8, 2005 2:01 PM Software | Back to top


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