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From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 13:56:03 -0500
Message-ID: <4CED5FC3.2010809@mit.edu>
On 11/24/10 1:26 PM, Charles Pritchard wrote:
>> But the upshot is that people make mistakes. If you don't assume they
>> will, you come to grief.
> Assuming they'll make mistakes is different than having zero faith in
> their competence.

I have zero faith in across-the-board competence.

That is, given a possible mistake it _will_ be made.  By a lot of people 
(though possibly a small fraction of the total number of people 
involved).  If the mistake is subtle, it'll be made by a large fraction 
of people.

The majority won't make any given mistake unless the situation is really 
egregious.

A fairly small minority of web authors making a mistake still translates 
to tens of millions of users or more being affected by it.

-Boris
Received on Wednesday, 24 November 2010 10:56:03 UTC

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