Therac-25: the killer of all case studies

Those involved in writing case studies or teaching ethics to ICT  students may find the Therac-25 case of great interest. Basically it is about a medical machine that delivered a lethal dosage of radiation. But rather than being the fault of an individual; it was an entire systems fault. In other words if you have ever doubted the importance of a socio-technical perspective you practical beast you, think again! Well worth a read (link).




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