virus: Possibly conflicting ways to map Objective Reality

Tadeusz Niwinski (
Sun, 03 Nov 1996 18:42:03 -0800

Thank you Hakeeb:

>RISKS-FORUM Digest 11.84:
> >From Michael Davis' article "Thinking Like an Engineer: the Place of a
> Code of Ethics in the Practice of a Profession", Philosophy and Public
> Affairs, Spring 1991, Vol. 20 #2: Lund's [the engineer who expressed
> concern about the Challenger's O-rings] first response was to repeat
> his objections. But then Mason said something that made him think
> again. Mason asked him to THINK LIKE A MANAGER
> (the exact words seemed to have been "take off your engineering hat and
> put on your management hat.") Lund did and changed his mind. The next
> morning the shuttle exploded, killing all aboard. An O-ring had
> failed.

Another good example how to map Objective Reality in conflicting ways!

Any comments, Richard?

Tad Niwinski from TeTa where people grow
There is no Absolute Truth, although we are getting closer and closer to IT.