Living with High-Risk Technologies
Explore the social side of technological risk with this compelling book. The author argues that complex systems make accidents inevitable, and that traditional safety precautions can actually create new categories of accidents. By analyzing the two dimensions of risk - complex versus linear interactions and tight versus loose coupling - this book provides an insightful framework for understanding risks and the organizations that manage them. A must-read for anyone interested in technology and its impacts on society.
first published in 1984