Add a review of "An Atlas of Extinct Countries"
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2 book:
3   author: Nancy G. Leveson
4   cover_image: engineering-a-safer-world.jpg
5   publication_year: '2012'
6   title: Engineering a Safer World
7 plan:
8   date_added: '2018-07-13'
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11 [Hillel](https://twitter.com/Hillelogram/status/1017788075555065858):
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13 > I'm reading Nancy Leveson's book and am still thinking about it, but one neat thing: a lot of programmers love to explain why software engineering is different from 'conventional engineering'. Leveson is both kinds and her reasons are completely different from the usual claims. […]
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15 > A lot of people who talk about why 'software is different from other engineering fields' haven't actually done other kinds of engineering, so their claims aren't based on personal experience. To know the differences, we need to talk to the crossovers.