Glitches on the rise

by Limbic on October 9, 2010

I heard a very interesting interview with Jeff Papows, author of Glitch: The Hidden Impact of Faulty Software, on Technometria with Phil Windley.

Jeff makes the point that system failures are increasing dramatically, citing examples ranging like dramatically increased calls being dropped on cellular networks. I have noticed this too, with things like the skyrocketing rates of electrical blackouts in the US.

He blames multiple factors, including sheer scale of contemporary systems, incompetent programmers, poorly executed mergers and over worked IT departments.

It is well worth a listen.

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