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Indeed, but wouldn't have been a little more intelligent to have a team of programmers and have a senior analyst looking over the project and making sure it works correctly? I mean, on something that can potentially (and did) kill people, I think I would put a team of programmers together so do specific parts of the program. Quit bein cheap and hire some people, probably cheaper in the long run.

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"Indeed, but wouldn't have been a little more intelligent to have a team of programmers and have a senior analyst looking over the project and making sure it works correctly? I mean, on something that can potentially (and did) kill people, I think I would put a team of programmers together so do specific parts of the program. Quit bein cheap and hire some people, probably cheaper in the long run."

Well, i think you are right, because i think they had so many lawsuits from the people that they injured, or the people's families

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yeah definitely, there was no reason to put all that responsibility on one software engineer, I don't care how good or highly recommended you come for a position like that, it's peoples lives and is always good to have a team, even it's small of like 3 or 4 to check over the work and split up the tasks, that way they can be focused on more sufficiently.

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Opps I should have read a little better. It happened in the late 70's early 80's. All I can say is they did things a lot differently back then. They probably figured one guys good enough.

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I didn't even notice this was in Strange/Weird Websites. It should be in the Technology section. *moved*

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