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Appropos of recent discussions, I recommend perusal of "The Lessons of
ValuJet 592" in the March, 1998, issue of The Atlantic
Monthly....touches upon technical writing and documentation as among the
many vital elements of complex systems where failure, or a multiplicity
of unpredictably interrelated failures, can kill.