Weak Links

I’ve had a couple of opportunities this week to reflect on the reliability of complex systems. None of these thoughts are especially profound, but they’re nonetheless interesting.

Earlier in the week, a line of powerful thunderstorms rolled through the DC area. At one point, over 25% of the region was without power. Most of the outages were brief, though there are a few places that are still awaiting power restoration two days later.

Continue reading Weak Links