Human Factors and Accident reduction/mitigation

JC Dill jcdill.lists at
Sun Nov 8 16:51:06 UTC 2009

Anton Kapela wrote:
> What curve must we shift to get routers with hardware and software
> that's both a) fast b) reliable and c) cheap -- in the hopes that the
> only problems left to solve indeed are human ones?

Fast, Reliable, Cheap - pick any two.  No, you can't have all three. 

The fastest(best) and most reliable *anything* can't be the cheapest one 
because someone will quickly seize the market opportunity to make one 
that is lower quality (slower) or less reliable and sell it for a lower 


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