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Fatal Defect Chasing Killer Computer Bugs

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ISBN-10: 0679740279

ISBN-13: 9780679740278

Edition: 1996

Authors: Ivars Peterson

List price: $17.00
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Description:

An airplane crashes, killing eighty-seven passengers. A cancer patient receives a fatal dose of radiation from a machine designed to be foolproof. The ATMs at a New York bank debit customers twice their actual withdrawals, resulting in a loss of millions of dollars. In every case, the culprit was a computer bug, a software error or design defect that may escape detection until it erupts into the real world with sometimes catastrophic results. This arresting and at times terrifying book tells us just how prevalent these defects are and how they are multiplying as computers become more sophisticated and more deeply embedded in our daily lives. It is also a riveting portrait of the men and…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/30/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English