from the thanks-for-using-windows dept.
jonman_d writes "The Sasserworm has recently disabled the computer systems of Britain's Coastguard. Naturally, this event raises even more doubts over the reliability of Microsoft software in critical systems. Moreover, it raises questions of responsibility: if the worm writer is caught, can he be held at least partially responsible for any deaths that occured during this outage?"
Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it.
Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it.
-- Perlis's Programming Proverb #58, SIGPLAN Notices, Sept. 1982