mpls en TheEC: "Normal Accidents" <p>Most people have heard of the <a href="">"Three Mile Island" nuclear power plant accident of 1979</a>.&nbsp; But it's famous among engineers for being a "<a href="">normal accident</a>", in that there wasn't any one thing that nearly caused a meltdown of catastrophic was a series of little things inside a highly complex system that all happened as part of "normal" operations.&nbsp;&nbsp; None of which, by themselves, was terribly problematic.&nbsp; But they all happened at once, and that <em>was</em> a problem.</p><p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 23:56:37 +0000 Aaron Read 18972 at TheEC: "Normal Accidents"