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Description:

In 1991, faulty computer instructions caused a massive shutdown of phone systems in several major cities in the U.S., including Washington DC, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The instructions were part of a revised version of software that was not tested fully because the changes were considered too small. Developed as part of the ethics module for a computer science course for non-majors, this case emphasizes good software development techniques, including full compliance with the rules.

Subjects:

  • Computer Science > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
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Keywords:

Higher Education,NSDL,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110630164504197T,Undergraduate (Lower Division),NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-046,Computer Science,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Computing and Information

Language:

English

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