Petroski Fans …

If you’re a fan, as I am, of Henry Petroski’s work, you may enjoy this article from The New York Times. An especially interesting bit, in connection with a federal work group on the nuclear waste storage problem: “Knowledge of failure is crucial in considering this kind of problem, Dr. Petroski said. ‘I basically argue that engineers should arm themselves with all these case histories of failure and reason by analogy.'” (See, everything is connected …)