xiv, 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
T174.5 .C57 2001
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. -329) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Acknowledgments Introduction : On the machine frontier : new technology and old habits Shock wave : high tech on the high seas Blind spot : baffled and bewildered inside the massive system Rush to judgment : when flagship projects run out of time Doubtless : testing is such a bother Really bad day : panic and triumph on the machine frontier Tunnel vision : go away, I'm busy Red line running : humans have a limit, too Crack in the system : failure starts slow, but it grows Healthy fear : alive and alert at danger's edge That human touch : how little errors make big accidents Robbing the pillar : slacking off with the high-power system Machine man : surviving and thriving on the new frontier Disasters, calamities, and near misses cited in the book.