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Software Aspects of Strategic Defense Systems PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 03 May 2005 03:22
Software Aspects of Strategic Defense Systems

This brilliant analysis by Professor David Parnas stands as true today as it was in 1985. Massively complex systems of ballistic missile defense software can only be tested in actual battlefield conditions in order to iron out all the bugs. You can't expect them to work right the first time. In other words, don't trust your life to highly complex star wars software.  -- Al Rycroft, PEJ News

Communications of the ACM - December 1985 - David Lorge Parnas: A former member of the SDIO Panel in Support of Battle Management explains why he believes the "star wars" effort will not achieve its stated goals.

https://www.pej.org/documents/david_parnas_SDI_1985.pdf
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