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Old 2nd Nov 2011, 05:22
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Originally Posted by Intruder View Post
The Y2K bug didn't "cause a world catastrophe" mainly BECAUSE we worked out enough of the bugs BEFORE the year end. I was working at Boeing as a software test engineer at the time, and we found MANY bugs in our in-house software. Most of them would not be "catastrophic" in isolation, but I believe that if ALL of them were left to flourish, we would have had SIGNIFICANT problems...

Anyway, it was merely a ready analogy to show that despite the best will in the world, you CAN have multiple systems failing at the same time.
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