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A user, following obviously incorrect documentation, uses a piece of hardware incorrectly, which triggers a software bug and causes an expensive hardware failure. Who's at fault?

Survey period: 29 Aug 2022 to 5 Sep 2022

OptionVotes% 
The user184.28
The documentation writer for writing incorrect instructions5713.54
The software developer for writing bad code255.94
The hardware manufacturer for making hardware that isn't resilient to, or catches, bad code317.36
The hardware/software integration and system tester for missing the multiple issues4811.40
All of the above20047.51
None of the above. It was an accident194.51
Something else (please comment)235.46



 
GeneralCommon Mess Pin
Bernhard Hiller30-Aug-22 21:00
Bernhard Hiller30-Aug-22 21:00 
GeneralThe question itself is ambiguous in it's current form. Pin
alan@1st-straw.com30-Aug-22 4:15
alan@1st-straw.com30-Aug-22 4:15 
GeneralRe: The question itself is ambiguous in it's current form. Pin
Amit Joshi CP31-Aug-22 21:36
Amit Joshi CP31-Aug-22 21:36 
GeneralWhy isn't "marketing" in there? Pin
PIEBALDconsult29-Aug-22 15:05
mvePIEBALDconsult29-Aug-22 15:05 
GeneralRe: Why isn't "marketing" in there? Pin
Daniel Pfeffer29-Aug-22 22:47
professionalDaniel Pfeffer29-Aug-22 22:47 
GeneralOne with worst legal team Pin
dan!sh 29-Aug-22 10:40
professional dan!sh 29-Aug-22 10:40 
GeneralRe: One with worst legal team Pin
Daniel Pfeffer29-Aug-22 22:49
professionalDaniel Pfeffer29-Aug-22 22:49 
GeneralThe sound of one hand clapping Pin
Marc Clifton29-Aug-22 9:26
mvaMarc Clifton29-Aug-22 9:26 
GeneralThe software is at fault. Pin
Gerry Schmitz29-Aug-22 8:58
mveGerry Schmitz29-Aug-22 8:58 
GeneralRe: The software is at fault. Pin
Daniel Pfeffer29-Aug-22 22:53
professionalDaniel Pfeffer29-Aug-22 22:53 
GeneralRe: The software is at fault. Pin
Member 1330167930-Aug-22 20:57
Member 1330167930-Aug-22 20:57 
GeneralAll are at fault, but lawyers will be the big winners Pin
Fred Kreppert29-Aug-22 7:59
Fred Kreppert29-Aug-22 7:59 
General"Fault" is the wrong word Pin
Mark Copenhaver29-Aug-22 7:43
Mark Copenhaver29-Aug-22 7:43 
GeneralRe: "Fault" is the wrong word Pin
Cpichols30-Aug-22 2:12
Cpichols30-Aug-22 2:12 
GeneralThe Programmer / Product Owner Pin
megaadam29-Aug-22 5:51
professionalmegaadam29-Aug-22 5:51 
GeneralNot the User Pin
ronlease29-Aug-22 5:48
professionalronlease29-Aug-22 5:48 
GeneralRe: Not the User Pin
Doug Domeny29-Aug-22 7:46
professionalDoug Domeny29-Aug-22 7:46 
GeneralFor me as a software developer, "The documentation writer" is the safest alternative ... Pin
trønderen29-Aug-22 3:46
trønderen29-Aug-22 3:46 
GeneralRe: For me as a software developer, "The documentation writer" is the safest alternative ... Pin
Cpichols30-Aug-22 2:14
Cpichols30-Aug-22 2:14 
GeneralRe: For me as a software developer, "The documentation writer" is the safest alternative ... Pin
trønderen1-Sep-22 5:57
trønderen1-Sep-22 5:57 
GeneralThe user is innocent! Pin
OriginalGriff29-Aug-22 3:02
mveOriginalGriff29-Aug-22 3:02 
GeneralRe: The user is innocent! Pin
jeron129-Aug-22 4:28
jeron129-Aug-22 4:28 
GeneralRe: The user is innocent! Pin
Doug Domeny29-Aug-22 7:49
professionalDoug Domeny29-Aug-22 7:49 
GeneralRe: The user is innocent! Pin
Fabio Franco30-Aug-22 2:14
professionalFabio Franco30-Aug-22 2:14 
GeneralRe: The user is innocent! Pin
matblue2530-Aug-22 7:29
professionalmatblue2530-Aug-22 7:29 

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