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RE: product liability (was 'we should all be uncomfortable withthe extent to which luck..')

  • From: Dave O'Shea
  • Date: Thu Jul 26 00:25:41 2001

If you look to the left of the display, you'll see an arrangement of
traditional mechanical instruments, as backups. (Actually, even high-end
business jets and commercial craft have them too).

Belt-and-suspenders thinking might not have originated in the aviation
field, but the lack of it is far more fatal there than in ISP-land. :-)

obNANOGcontent: Assuming that Murphy is always lurking just around the
corner is about the best planning method I've come across.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary E. Miller [mailto:gem@rellim.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2001 4:57 PM
To: Joseph T. Klein
Cc: nanog@nanog.org
Subject: Re: product liability (was 'we should all be uncomfortable
withthe extent to which luck..')



Yo Joseph!

On Wed, 25 Jul 2001, Joseph T. Klein wrote:

> Since software, in theory, can't cause physical danger, I suspect
> the shrink wrap license makes Microsoft immune to any liability.

ROTFL!  What about the WinNT powered flight control systems from
Avidyne?  NT blue screens when you are in the clouds and death is
usually shortly follow.  Shrink wrap license or not, the first time
this happens expect M$ to show up in court.

RGDS
GARY
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