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From: Chris Carlen
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Subject: Re: Registered professional engineer?
Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 02:00:24 GMT
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Peter O. Brackett wrote:
> Aside... as some have noted, *software systems* have become so entrenched in
> our technology and society today, that in a lot of cases, especially of
> embedded software, a failure [bug] in a piece of mission critical software
> [fly by wire on your Chevy?] could endanger lives, and so as a responsible
> Profession we really need to help our software side to come to grips with
> this fact and to become more attuned to the production of reliable and safe
> software. Would you rather have a Registered Professional Software
> Engineer, if there were such a *beast* taking responsibility for the
> steering control of the aircraft on which you are flying or one of the
> MicroShaft Certified Engineers... ooops... my Window just went to the "blue
> screen of death".
> The true mark of a "Professional" is that he/she will not knowlingly take
> responsibility for any Engineering Work that may cause harm if he/she is not
> qualified to do so.
What a tragedy. We have Microsoft Windows being used to manage warfare
on modern US Naval vessels, and who knows where else.
Are those MS engineers certified professionals?
Christopher R. Carlen
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