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Adam Johnson on How Complex Systems Fail

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In ‘the real world’, nothing is simple and failure is unavoidable. “How Complex Systems Fail” was discovered by Adam when he followed a reference in a database book. It expanded his mind on the similarities between hospitals, nuclear weapons, and databases, and now he’d like to share these with you.

The paper is available at http://web.mit.edu/2.75/resources/random/How%20Complex%20Systems%20Fail.pdf . Its subtitle, "Being a Short Treatise on the Nature of Failure;
How Failure is Evaluated; How Failure is Attributed to Proximate
Cause; and the Resulting New Understanding of Patient Safety", serves as a brief abstract.

About Adam:

Having started programming at the age of 8, Adam has nearly got the hang of running a website. Please don't invent anything that makes this harder for him.