Date: 06 Jan 2000 01:26:09 From: email@example.com (Katie Schwarz) Organization: University of California at Berkeley References: 1
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P. Wezeman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Following the ValueJet fire and crash in Florida there was >an article published in a magazine, it might have been the Atlantic >Monthly, in which the author stated that at any given time there >was a maximum atainable level of safety in aviation. There was >a point of diminishing returns in adding safety features and >equipment, since the safety equipment could itself malfunction, >as had happened in the case of the ValueJet. It was the Atlantic, and the author was William Langewiesche, son of the _Stick and Rudder_ author. You can read it online at http://www.theatlantic.com//issues/98mar/valujet1.htm -- Katie Schwarz "There's no need to look for a Chimera, or a cat with three legs." -- Jorge Luis Borges, "Death and the Compass"