Publisher: Prentice Hall, 1999, 302 pages
Super bloopers from the world of high technology!
The current buzz about the Millennium Bug is just the latest in a long line of "gotchas" that have plagued the computer industry since its beginning. Many great advances in technology have resulted from risky experimentation, but it's critical to remember and study the spectacular failures that also resulted from some of those risks.
Failures can be mundane, like the typical complaints of software projects that are behind schedule and over budget, while others can be much more extravagant. In Computing Calamities, Robert L. Glass has collected war stories from around the industry, including:
Laugh at these mistakes, and learn from them. Someone else's failure could be the foundation of your success.
Good examples on how the IT industry functions (or rather, not functions).
Maybe you must be an insider to appreciate the book.